Accession Number : AD0718102

Title :   Experimental Determination of Argon Plasma Transport Properties.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Schreiber,Paul W. ; Hunter,Allen M. , II ; Benedetto,Kenneth R.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Measurements of the plasma transport properties of argon at atmospheric pressure are presented. The properties included in the study are electrical and thermal conductivity, radiation source strength, and viscosity as functions of the plasma temperature. The plasma source used for this study consists of a one-inch diameter, wall-stabilized, pulsed discharge with laminar, developed, axial flow at small Mach numbers. Data are collected by utilizing probe and optical diagnostics. The diagnostic techniques enable the plasma transport properties to be calculated using fewer assumptions than conventional methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLASMA MEDIUM, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES), ARGON, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, VISCOSITY, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE