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Application Of A Video System To Time-Resolved Mass-Spectroscopic Investigations
Author(s): G. M. Swallowe; T. B. Tang; J. E. Field
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Paper Abstract

The characterisation of reactions occuring during the thermally induced explosion of an energetic material is hampered by severe experimental difficulties. Dynamic techniques are essential in the study of such fast events but, unlike in the case of, for example, flash photolysis, synchronisation is difficult to arrange. We suggest here an approach in which data is obtained at a high rate and stored continuously on a video recorder so that the need for synchronisation is eliminated. Its use is illustrated here for a mass spectrometry study of the explosion of mercuric nitrotetrazole.

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Date Published: 1 February 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0491, 16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.967952
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G. M. Swallowe, Cavendish Laboratory (United Kingdom)
T. B. Tang, Cavendish Laboratory (United Kingdom)
J. E. Field, Cavendish Laboratory (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0491:
16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Michel L. Andre; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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