An Electromagnetic Measurement of the Shock Hugoniot of Teflon.
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The shock Hugoniot of Teflon Polytetraflouroethylene was measured using an electromagnetic technique which provided a direct measurement of both shock and partical velocities. Thin conductors, spaced along the shock path within the Teflon were moved through an impressed magnetic field at the ocal velocity. The emfs induced across the moving conductors were related to the particle velocity and the time interval between signals was related to the shock velocity. Experimental data, in the pressure range from 100 to 270 kilobars, were represented by the linear relationship, U sub s 1.12 1.95 U sub p, where U sub s is the shock velocity and U sub p in the particle velocity. Author