Vibrational character of the hydrogen-oxidation process initiated by a pulsed electron beam

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Results of an experimental study of kinetics of hydrogen oxidation in a stoichiometric mixture with oxygen under initiation of ignition by a pulsed electron beam in a closed steel reactor are described. It is shown that the process has an oscillatory character and resembles the regime of cold flames in oxidation of hydrocarbons. Possible mechanisms of self-induced oscillations of the hydrogen-oxidation process are analyzed. It is shown that pressure oscillations in the reactor cannot be related to formation of standing acoustic waves. The most probable reason is the nonisothermal character of the chain process and violation of conditions of chain development with increasing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-378
Number of pages4
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005



  • Hydrogen-oxygen mixture
  • Oxidation-process kinetics
  • Pulsed electron beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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