# Elevated temperature measurements during a hypervelocity impact process

Tsembelis, Kostantinos (1998) Elevated temperature measurements during a hypervelocity impact process. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.86078) (KAR id:86078)

Experiments have been performed using the 2 MV Van de Graaff dust accelerator facility of the University of Kent at Canterbury. Iron dust particles were accelerated towards a glass target. Velocities in the range 5-20km s$$^{-1}$$ were attained for particles of mass 10$$^{-17}$$-10$$^{-14}$$kg. Intensity of the resulting light flash was then measured for two different wavelengths and the temperature of the ejecta cloud was found assuming black body emission.