Gasdynamical studies of laser generated plasmas using a ballistic pendulum

D. Kapitan*, D. W. Coutts, C. E. Webb

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Abstract

The gasdynamical properties of the plasma plume were studied by measuring the recoil impulse transferred onto the solid target using a ballistic pendulum constructed based on the principle of a balanced compound pendulum suspended around a horizontal point contact. The pendulum was contained in a vacuum chamber to allow measurement with different background gases in the range 10-2 to 103 mbar. Experimental results include measurements of the (integrated) recoil impulse as a function of buffer gas pressure and density.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1998
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages25-25
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)078034233X
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98 - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period14/09/9818/09/98

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