Plasma Radiation Effects.
AVCO EVERETT RESEARCH LAB INC EVERETT MASS
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Shock tube experiments and theoretical results are presented for continuous and line radiation from 2 to 15 micrometers in an oxygen plasma around 10,000K. The experimental effort also includes results for neon and argon and shows clear evidence of line emission around 7.5 micrometers predicted by theory. The theoretical effort includes calculation of continuous Kramers and neutral bremsstrahlung and line radiation from an equilibrium oxygen plasma, and solution of the long-standing puzzle concerning the existence of a strong 4 micrometers line in all the gases studied by Taylor and Caledonia. In fact, a series of prominent lines, of which this is one, is predicted to be present in the infrared spectra of all atoms.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics