Air Plasma Properties at High Temperatures.
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUNICH (WEST GERMANY) ELEKTROPHYSIKALISCHES INSTITUT
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In order to investigate the properties of air mixtures and related gases cascade arc chambers of 5 mm diam. are fed with the gas desired. Careful measurements of the field strength E and the total radiation U depending on current and gas composition were carried out. An apparatus for spectroscopic temperature measurements with evaluation by computer technique on-line was installed. Temperature measurements were performed. For the special case of hydrogen, viscosity measurements done. In the spectrum of an oxygen arc burning in a quartz tube at low currents the affinity continuum due to attachment of free electrons to neutral oxygen atoms could be found and measured whereby the affinity energy could be determined. Modified author abstract
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics