NORMAL IONIZING SHOCK WAVES; THE EFFECTS OF EQUILIBRIUM, DISSOCIATION AND IONIZATION.
Rept. no. 14,
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK PLASMA LAB
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Solutions for a model of a normal ionizing shock wave in an electromagnetic field are obtained. The model considers an ideal monatomic gas, and includes the equilibrium composition of the gas, the chemical energy of ionization and dissociation absorbed at the shock front. Solutions for this more complex, and more realistic, model are called solutions with chemistry, in contrast to the ideal gas solutions for the simple model analyzed before. The gas is composed of four chemical species, H sub 2 H, H, and e-, assumed to be at chemical equilibrium upstream and downstream from the shock.