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Shock Wave in Glass

Nature volume 160, pages 2425 (05 July 1947) | Download Citation

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During tests with an experimental high-speed camera developed at the National Research Laboratories1, the photographs reproduced herewith (Fig. 1) were taken of a shock wave travelling through glass. The pictures indicate that the wave must travel through the glass at a speed of more than 18,500 ft. per sec.

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    , Canad. J. Res., A, 24, 41 (1946).

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  1. Optics Section, Division of Physics and Engineering, National Research Council, Canada. Dec. 19.

    • K. M. BAIRD

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