A Study of Behavior and Properties of a Plasma under Conditions of Rapid Heating.
Final rept. 1 Sep 63-31 Aug 69,
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF PHYSICS
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Investigations of the properties of a small linear electromagnetic shock tube reveal the following At pressures of about 1 Torr in helium there can be very large deviations from local thermal equilibrium in argon the reverse can be true, and good measurements of conventional plasma properties are possible precursor effects in helium are very strong, and occur because of a very specific sequence of ultraviolet radiations from the discharge chamber, rather than from potential waves or particles. Preliminary studies of energy transfer in a plasma typical of pulsed argon-ion lasers indicate new relationships of trapping of resonance radiation and wall effects to laser behavior. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics