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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1493–1495

Radiant Properties of Strong Shock Waves in Argon

William H. Taylor, II and John W. Kane, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 9, pp. 1493-1495 (1967)

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Measurements of the visible radiation emitted by one dimensional, explosively generated, shock waves in argon initially at 1 atm are reported. A time-resolved spectrograph and calibrated photodetectors were used to measure the intensity of the source at 5450 Å and 4050 Å. The results show that explosive induced shock waves in argon having shock velocities in the range 8–9 mm/μsec radiate at these wavelengths like a blackbody having a temperature of approximately 23,000°K.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 10, 1967
Published: September 1, 1967

William H. Taylor and John W. Kane, "Radiant Properties of Strong Shock Waves in Argon," Appl. Opt. 6, 1493-1495 (1967)

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