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Thomas A. Leonard in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968

Thomas A. Leonard in the Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, North Campus, August 1968 image
Month
August
Year
1968
Caption
Gas Ionized

A blinding flash turns the transparent ports white (right) as Thomas A. Leonard of Ann Arbor, a U-M doctoral candidate, presses button to vaporize a lithium wire. The resulting gas is ionized by an electrical discharge to generate a hot, high-density plasma. Scattered laser light is measured to provide information about plasma temperature and density. Leonard carries out his experiment in the Fluids Engineering building on North Campus.
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