Accession Number : AD0620708

Title :   LABORATORY ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO LONDON

Personal Author(s) : Nicholls,R. W. ; Ferguson,H. I. S.

Report Date : 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Contemporary problems of space physics, atmospheric physics, meteor and re-entry physics, and propulsion require for their solution much more of the basic data of atomic, molecular, and nuclear physics and chemistry than are currently available. Research in the general field of laboratory astrophysics supplies such basic data. Some of the current activities of the research program in laboratory astrophysics at the University of Western Ontario are reviewed. Included are spectroscopic studies on important diatomic molecular spectra, studies of shock excitation of powdered solids, and ablation and impact flash studies in a ballistic pellet range. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ASTROPHYSICS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*ASTRONAUTICS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), ABLATION, DIATOMIC MOLECULES, IMPACT FLASH, POWDERS, SPECTROSCOPY, SHOCK WAVES, EXCITATION, ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, BAND SPECTRA, PHYSICS LABORATORIES, CANADA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE