Accession Number:

AD0691254

Title:

MEASUREMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF XENON IN A SHOCK TUBE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The electrical conductivity of xenon was measured in a shock tube at gas pressures of about one atmosphere and in the temperature range of 5500K to 9000K. Where ionization equilibrium was achieved immediately behind the shock front, the experimental conductivities were in agreement with the theoretical analyses based on either the Boltzman equation or the Fokker-Plank equation. At Mach numbers below 8 ionization equilibrium was not always achieved and considerable uncertainty exists in correlating the measured conductivity to known gas properties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE