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Laser Chemistry
Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 225-233

Using a Black Body Source to Enhance Line Emission in a Laser Produced Plasma

Department of Physics and Centre for Laser Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016, Up, India

Received 25 November 1992

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We report on the studies of coupling of black body radiation with metal vapors in a crossed heatpipe. The electron density of the laser produced plasma was estimated using a Mach-Zehnder Interferometer. The formation of clusters in a over heated heatpipe is also reported.