Accession Number : AD0292266

Title :   SHOCK-TUBE SPECTROSCOPY IN THE ULTRAVIOLET

Corporate Author : HARVARD COLL CAMBRIDGE MASS MUSEUM OF COMPARATIVE ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : PARKINSON,W.H. ; REEVES,E.M.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This report includes: THE ABSORPTION SPECTRUM OF SHOCK-EXCITED BARIUM, by W. R. S. Garton, W. H. Parkinson, and E. M. Reeves. Apr 62. Previos experiments had shown that the high temperature associated with reflected shock waves during their interaction with powdered solids produces sufficient vapor pressure for emission and absorption studies in the visible and quartz regions. The extension to the ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet required as a background source a high-current density flash tube and lithium fluoride windows able to withstand the high-pressure transient of the shock wave. This report discusses the initial results of the flash tube-shock tube combination in the ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet wavelength regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PLASMAS(PHYSICS), *SHOCK TUBES, *ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY, ABSORPTION, ALUMINUM, ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, BARIUM COMPOUNDS, CHLORIDES, FLUORIDES, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, NITRIDES, OXIDES, POWDER METALS, SHOCK WAVES, TITANIUM COMPOUNDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE