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Plasma puffing from a railgun armature

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1 Author(s)
Marshall, R.A. ; Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Maribyrnong, Victoria, Australia

A series of experiments has been conducted in which plasma has been allowed to escape from the armature of two railguns. This has enabled improved estimates of armature length to be obtained, as well as direct evidence of armature temperature.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 2 )