Simplifying supersonic nozzle pressure monitoring

A bit of serendipity while carrying out a routine calibration led a researcher to discover a new method to measure the pressure of supersonic nozzles. This is a significant breakthrough — with wide-ranging applications that include miniature satellites, lab-on-a-chip devices and laser plasma accelerators. Monitoring fast jet pressure changes within microscopic nozzles is extremely challenging. But researchers now report that they have created a device that greatly simplifies the process. —> Read More