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Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

By Bethe, Hans A.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000107052
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Title: Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory  
Author: Bethe, Hans A.
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
Collections: Government Library Collection
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Excerpt: May optical observations have been made in the numerous tests of atomic weapons. Some of tine results are contained in Effects of Nuclear Weapons,' pp. 70-84 (see also pp. 316-368) A summary of the spectroscopic observations up t o 1956 was compiled by DeWitt .5 Careful scrutiny of the extensive observational material would undoubtedly give a wealth of further information.

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CONTENT 1. INTRODUCTION 2. PHASES IN DETELOPMENT 3. RADIATION FRCM BEHIND THE SHOCK (Stage C I) a. Role of H02 b. Temperature Distribution behind the Shock C. Nean Free Path and Radiating Temperature d. Energy Supply 4. AESORPTION COiEFFICIENTS a. Infrared b. Visible c . Ultraviolet 5 . THE COOLING WAVE a. Theory of Zel'dovich et al. b. Inside Structure of Fireball, Blocking Layer C. Velocity of -Coolin@; Wave d. Adiabatic Expansion after Cooling. Radiating Temperature e Beginning of Strong Cooling Wave f . Maximum Ehission go Weak Cooling Wave 6. EFFECT OF THREE D~ENSIONS a. Initial Conditions and Assumptions b. Shrinkage of Isothemal. Sphere c . The Warm Layer 7. TRANSPARENT FIREl3ALL ( Stage D) REFERENCES 7 3 5 9 i2 17 19 24 27 32 32 34 40 44 44 48 51 55 60 64 68 70 72 77 80 84


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