Bulg. J. Phys. vol.20 no.1-2 (1993), pp. 052-054

Observation of Density Disturbances in the Ambient Medium Caused by Short Gap Electric Arc in Water

B.A. Srebrov1, I.Ts. Ivanov2
1Institute of Geophysics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
2Institute of Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulg. Acad. Sci., Sofia 1784, Bulgaria
Abstract. High-speed laser shadowgraphs with magnification of 20X have been used to investigate a short-gap electric arc (length 5 μm) in water. Spherical layer of high density gradient was found to expand radially in the water ambient.

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