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Multiple Shock-Waves Collisions And Energy Balance In Ionized Gases
Author(s): Serge Prohoroff
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Paper Abstract

A H-tube shock facility has been designed and realized. Symmetry and synchronism have been confirmed by observational techniques. Filling gas pressure and capacitors voltage are the most sensitive parameters. Different confogurations of attached and detached shocks were recorded. In the later regime, both plasmas are repelled by reflected shocks and the plasmas preceed the shock-waves. Under certain circumstances, even a slightly ionized plasma is generated at the very spot of the shocks collision. When the shock-waves merge into the plasma fronts, the plasma starting fram the collision region is persistant and fills the volume left behind the reflected shocks. The radiation intensity and its time duration depend strongly on the gas and the energy stored in the capacitors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1983
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0348, 15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.967789
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Serge Prohoroff, Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0348:
15th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Lincoln L. Endelman, Editor(s)

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