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Measurement of the Temperature and Partial Pressure of a Uranium Plasma

Volume 24, Number 2 (April 1970) Page 253-258

Schneider, R.T.; Randol, A.G.; Shipman, G.R.

The generation of a high-pressure uranium plasma is described. Determinations of temperature, uranium-II, and electron pressure are performed. The Boltzmann plot technique and the single-line, relative-intensity method are used. Radial distributions of the measured quantities across the plasma are given. Plasma temperature as a function of power input and pressure is measured. These temperatures range between 7900 and 10 300 K. Uranium partial pressures between 0.1 and 1.0 atm are deduced.