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dc.contributor.advisor Beckmann, Herbert K.
dc.creatorKahn, Michael Edwin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-21T12:01:52Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-21T12:01:52Z
dc.date.issued 1962
dc.identifier.citation Kahn, Michael Edwin. "Fluctuations of an electric arc in a plasma generator." (1962) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/89204.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/89204
dc.description.abstract Argon gas was expanded in a supersonic nozzle after being partially ionized by a high-energy electric arc. The frequency of arc voltage oscillation was found to be inversely proportional to the power input to the arc. This was probably due to the motion of the arc with the vortex flow in the arc chamber. When a parallel resonant circuit was inserted in series with the arc, significant oscillation occurred over a range of frequencies from 15 KC to 30 KC. The energy exchanged between the coil and capacitor of the parallel resonant circuit was calculated. Due to the small magnitudes of the oscillation energy and the relatively low frequencies, it was concluded that the magnetic induction of the coils used could not produce any detectable excitation of the gas.
dc.format.extent 34 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Fluctuations of an electric arc in a plasma generator
dc.identifier.digital RICE0241
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis M.E. 1962 KAHN


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