Accession Number : AD0445101


Title :   THE MECHANISM OF THE ACETYLENE-OXYGEN REACTION IN SHOCK WAVES


Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA GIBBS CHEMICAL LAB


Personal Author(s) : Glass, G P ; Kistiakowsky, G B ; Michael, J V ; Niki, H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/445101.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : The oxidation of acetylene was studied using sufficiently high gas densities and concentrations of inert gas to keep the reaction isothermal and reduce boundary layer effects. The induction periods and exponential time constants of the oxidation were measured using the observations of: (1) chemiluminescence and gas conductivity in incident and in reflected shock waves, and (2) total ionization and product formation using a time-of-flight mass spectrometer in reflected shock waves. The results are internally consistent, and the time constants are best represented by a logarithmic equation.


Descriptors :   *SHOCK WAVES , *HYDROCARBONS , MASS SPECTROSCOPY , OXYGEN , OXIDATION , MONOXIDES , CARBON DIOXIDE , LUMINESCENCE , SPECTRUM ANALYZERS , GAS IONIZATION , CARBON COMPOUNDS , REACTION KINETICS , CONDUCTIVITY , CHEMICAL REACTIONS


Subject Categories : Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE