Accession Number : AD0827980

Title :   OPTICAL RADIATION FROM EXPLOSIVELY-SHOCKED NOBLE GASES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ DAVIDSON LAB

Personal Author(s) : Pernick, Benjamin J. ; Lakin, Wilbur

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The light emitted by explosion-compressed argon has been studied experimentally and theoretically. The major theoretical result is that blackbody radiation is emitted at all times when observation is practical. Radiation temperatures have been calculated for krypton and xenon as well as for argon. The difficulties in determining the spectrum experimentally and the concomitant limitations of the data are discussed. The theoretical and experimental results agree within experimental errors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, OPTICAL PUMPING), (*RARE GASES, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), RUBY, SHOCK WAVES, EXPLOSIVES, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, INFRARED SPECTRA, SPECTROPHOTOMETERS, PRISMS(OPTICS), PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM, THEORY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE