X-ray measurements of growth rates at a gas interface accelerated by shock waves

@inproceedings{Bonazzaa1996XrayMO,
  title={X-ray measurements of growth rates at a gas interface accelerated by shock waves},
  author={R. Bonazzaa and Bradford Sturtevant},
  year={1996}
}
A new experimental technique to measure the density of a high atomic number gas at a shock-accelerated interface has been developed and demonstrated. It is based on the absorption of x rays by the high atomic number gas, and it was implemented in a vertical square shock tube. The object of the study was the turbulent entrainment and mixing of shock-accelerated air/xenon interfaces prepared by retracting a metal plate, initially separating the two gases, prior to the release of the shock wave… CONTINUE READING