Accession Number : AD0271711

Title :   MASSIVE HYPERVELOCITY PARTICLES BY ELECTRICAL MEANS

Corporate Author : ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC PASADENA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : HILTON,HENRY H. ; LEVINE,PAUL H.

Report Date : 13 NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This report includes: CONDENSATION OF EXPLODING SPHERES, WIRES AND FILMS, by Saul Feldman. 25 Nov 60, (EOS rept. no. 470-MR-2) Work concerned: (1) electrically exploding conducting materials to create a plasma of very high density where an appreciable fraction of the plasma is moving at a velocity above 25 km/sec using relatively small scale energy storage units, and (2) the coupling of small projectiles weighing more than a microgram to these flow. Chemical explosives can form very high density gases, but the kinetic velocity of the gas molecules which is closely related to the resultant jet velocity is limited to a few kilometers per second, although velocities of the order of 10 km/sec can be achieved using shaped charge configurations. Placing additional energy into gas flows by electrical augmentation, such as in electrical light gas guns also was investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DETONATIONS, *ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, *HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, *HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, *PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, *PARTICLES, *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), ACCELERATION, ALUMINUM, CAPACITORS, CONTINUUM MECHANICS, DETECTORS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, ENERGY, FRAGMENTATION, GAS FLOW, GLASS TEXTILES, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, METAL FILMS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, OXIDES, PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, VACUUM APPARATUS, VAPORIZATION, WIRE

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