Accession Number:

AD0736604

Title:

The NOL Ballistic Piston Compressor II. Operation up to 5,000 ATM,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Experiments are described which demonstrated the feasibility of rapidly compressing inert gases in a ballistic piston compressor to simultaneously high temperatures and densities previously unobtainable in the laboratory. With argon, temperatures of the order of 6000K and accompanying densities of the order of 100 Amagats have been obtained and with nitrogen, temperatures and densities of 3000K and 400 Amagats have been approached. Details of the design, assembly, instrumentation, and operating procedures are presented, and the results of mechanical and thermal performance tests up to 5000 atmospheres pressure are described. Emphasis is placed on experiments which demonstrated the usefulness of this apparatus for spectral line broadening studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE