Kinetics and Catalysis

, Volume 45, Issue 6, pp 847–853 | Cite as

On the initiation of combustion of O2-O3 mixtures in the course of laser-induced asymmetrical ozone vibrations

  • B. I. Lukhovitskii
  • A. M. Starik
  • N. S. Titova


The kinetics of ignition of O2-O3 mixtures upon the excitation of O3 molecules by laser radiation with a wavelength #x03BB;I of 9.695 µm is considered. The stimulation of asymmetrical vibrations of O3 molecules was shown to produce more efficient dissociation of O3 molecules, faster heating of the mixture, and, as a consequence, a decrease in the induction time and ignition temperature. Even when the energy of radiation applied to the gas is low (Ein ≈ 0.15 J/cm2), the ignition temperature of pure ozone can be reduced from 520 to 300 K at a pressure of 103 Pa.


Radiation Combustion Physical Chemistry Ozone Catalysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. I. Lukhovitskii
    • 1
  • A. M. Starik
    • 1
  • N. S. Titova
    • 1
  1. 1.Baranov Central Institute of Aviation MotorsMoscowRussia

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