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Spectroscopic diagnostic techniques for shock heated plasmas Simpkinson, William Vaughan

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Photographic and Photoelectric measurements were made on the shock excited spectra of Argon and Helium. The plasma temperature and electron density in the region behind the shock wave were calculated from the spectroscopic measurements. These quantities were compared with the values obtained from the Rankine Hugoniot shock theory including the effect of ionization. Considerable disagreement was found between experimental results and theoretical predictions.

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