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Author Davis, W. C. ♦ Campbell, A. W.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ AIR ♦ DENSITY ♦ EXPLOSIONS ♦ EXPLOSIVES ♦ GASES ♦ MEASURED VALUES ♦ PHOTOGRAPHY ♦ PLASMA ♦ SCHLIEREN ♦ SHOCK WAVES ♦ VARIATIONS ♦ VELOCITY ♦ VESSELS
Abstract Photographs of the detonation of ca. 300 ml of dithekite13 in a beaker are presented; the exposure times were 4, 1/5, and 1/100 mu sec. Smear photographs indicate that the denation velocity is 6800 m/sec, while the air shock velocity is 6900 m/sec near the top of the beaker. It is concluded that the phenomena are those of a shock wave and that no new assumption of cohesive force in a plasma is needed to interpret the pictures. Analysis of the shock wave interpretation shows it to be consistent with the known properties of air and the explosive used. (D.L.C.)
ISSN 00218979
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1960-07-01
Publisher Department Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N. Mex.
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Volume Number 31
Organization Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N. Mex.


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