Temperature Measurements of an Implosion Focus
TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES
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Spectroscopic temperature measurements were made at the focal point of imploding shock waves in the UTIAS implosion chamber, which has a 20-cm diameter hemispherical cavity. The chamber was filled with a stoichiometric H2- O2 gas mixture at different initial pressures 14 approx 68 atm. The mixture was ignited at the origin by an exploding wire generating an outgoing detonation wave which reflected at the camber wall as an imploding shock wave gas-runs. Additional experiments where an explosive shell of PETN was placed at the hemispherical wall were also conducted.
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics