Initiation of ignition by the action of a high-current pulsed discharge on a gas

AY Starikovskii*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-626
Number of pages8
JournalCombustion explosion and shock waves
Volume39
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • pulsed electric discharge
  • nonequilibrium excitation
  • ignition
  • FAST IONIZATION WAVE
  • HIGH OVERVOLTAGE
  • BREAKDOWN

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