The effects of mass and pressure of ambient gas on the propagation dynamics of two laser-blow-off plasma plumes created in close proximity are investigated. A time gated fast imaging technique is used for recording the images of the laterally colliding plumes under different experimental conditions. Pressure is varied from 0.1 to 3 mbar in three ambient, i.e., helium, neon, and argon. Emphasis is given on the nature of shock-shock interaction under different ambient conditions. It has been observed that the shock-velocity, shape, strength, and their interactions are strongly dependent on the mass and density of the ambient gases. The role of the interacting shocks and their subsequent reflections on the formation and geometrical shape of the interaction region in different ambient conditions is briefly described.
Effect of mass and density of ambient gas on the interaction of laser-blow-off plasma plumes propagating in close proximity
Bhupesh Kumar, R. K. Singh, Ajai Kumar; Effect of mass and density of ambient gas on the interaction of laser-blow-off plasma plumes propagating in close proximity. Phys. Plasmas 1 April 2016; 23 (4): 043517. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4947539
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