The possibility of nonthermal initiation of chemical reactions by a uniform pulsed nanosecond discharge is demonstrated. Dependences of variation of the ignition delay on initial conditions are obtained. It is shown that the main role in combustion initiation under conditions of a pulsed gas discharge in the case of moderate electric fields and low degree of ionization belongs to reactions of dissociation quenching of electron-excited levels of nitrogen.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Combustion explosion and shock waves|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- pulsed electric discharge
- nonequilibrium excitation
- FAST IONIZATION WAVE
- HIGH OVERVOLTAGE