Experimental Studies of Photoionization Processes in Air
Final technical rept. 1 May 1971-31 Aug 1973
CALSPAN CORP BUFFALO NY
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The experimental program described herein was designed to investigate vacuum ultraviolet radiation processes in air, with particular emphasis directed at the interaction of shock-induced nonequilibrium radiation with gaseous species. The program was divided into three main tasks which were 1 To perform NO absorption measurements using a shock-tube splitter plate technique. 2 To investigate VUV excitation mechanisms using sidewall radiation overshoot measurements. 3 To perform endwall radiation measurements of the advancing shock front to verify previously developed excitation and radiative flux models. The results of this program are summarized.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry