Formation of Sulfur Particles in Solutions of Sodium Thiosulfate Behind Shock Wave Fronts,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The formation time for macroscopic particles of colloid dimensions in organic liquids behind a shock front will depend substantially on the properties of these liquids under shock compression conditions kinetic decomposition parameters, viscosity of the medium, etc. Thus, to experimentally confirm the possibility of solid particles of colloid dimensions forming during visual observation time in shock-wave experiments about one microsec it was advantageous to study colloid formation in aqueous solutions since the properties of water under shock compression have been rather thoroughly studied. Aqueous solutions of sodium thiosulfate were selected for these model experiments. It was assumed that if these solutions were subjected to shock compression behind the shock front colloid sulfur particles might form. The transparency of aqueous solutions Na2S2O3 under shock compression conditions was studied by employing a method of high-speed color photography.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry