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Spectrographic temperature measurement of a breakdown arc within the rimfire gas switch

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dc.contributor.advisor Curry, Randy D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Yeckel, Christopher, 1983- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-08T17:48:15Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-08T17:48:15Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Summer en_US
dc.identifier.other YeckelC-082510-T318 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9286
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Aug. 25, 2010). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Randy Curry. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Electrical and computer engineering. en_US
dc.description.abstract A procedure for obtaining the temperature of optically thick plasma is described. The plasma is in the form of a gas breakdown arc which conducts approximately 10-kJ of energy in 1-[mu]s. A spectrographic analysis of the trigger-section of the 6-MV RIMFIRE laser triggered gas switch used in Sandia National Laboratory's "Z-Machine" has been completed. It is assumed that the breakdown plasma has achieved approximate local thermodynamic equilibrium allowing a black-body temperature model to be applied. This model allows the plasma temperature and radiated power to be approximated. The gas dielectric used in these tests was pressurized SF6. The electrode and the insulator materials are stainless steel and PMMA, respectively. A spectrum range from 250 to 450 nanometers has been observed and calibrated using two spectral irradiance lamps and three spectrograph gratings. The approximate plasma temperature and radiated power are reported. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 87 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plasma spectroscopy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Plasma engineering en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Switching circuits en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Trigger circuits en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Temperature measurements en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blackbody radiation en_US
dc.title Spectrographic temperature measurement of a breakdown arc within the rimfire gas switch en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Electrical and computer engineering en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b8070802x
dc.identifier.oclc 690023301 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses


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