Wong, Howard (1961) Preliminary study of the rate and degree of thermal ionization of argon behind shock waves. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12222005-102142
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A microwave system (K-band, 24KMC) was designed and assembled to study the degree of ionization in argon as a function of time or distance behind shock waves in a shock tube. The relaxation time for ionization and the attenuation and reflection of the microwave at equilibrium were measured for Mach numbers from 6.19 to 7.74 at [...] of 5mm and 10mm Hg to determine the influence of temperature, density, collision cross-section and impurities. These measurements were complemented with theoretical calculation of microwave absorption and electron density at equilibrium for a Mach number range of 6 to 8 with initial pressures [...] of 1 mm to 10mm Hg. (Sections II, III, IV)
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1961|
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|Deposited On:||22 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:15|
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