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Published May 1975 | public
Journal Article

Solidified gas samples for shock wave experimentation


A cryogenic vacuum system suitable for use with a propellant or light gas gun for performing dynamic compression experiments on solidified gases is described. An optical recording system allows the sample target (suspended in a vacuum of 10^(−5) torr) to be monitored until shortly before impact. These experimental techniques have been used to measure Hugoniot data for solid argon and the first Hugoniot data for solid hydrogen.

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© 1975 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Received 1 November 1974. This research was supported under NSF Grant GP 39483. The experiments were undertaken with the help of H. Richeson and D. Johnson.

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