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Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 96, Issue 2, pp 279–289 | Cite as

Kinetic investigations of the unimolecular decomposition of dimethylether behind shock waves

  • Ravi Xavier Fernandes
  • Christa Fittschen
  • Horst Hippler
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Abstract

The thermal decomposition of dimethylether was studied behind reflected shock waves at total pressures of 0.3 − 1.3 bar in the temperature range 1270 − 1620 K using H-atom detection by Lyman-α resonance absorption spectroscopy at 121.6 nm.

Keywords

Dimethylether decomposition H-ARAS shock tube 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravi Xavier Fernandes
    • 1
  • Christa Fittschen
    • 2
  • Horst Hippler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische ChemieUniversität Karlsruhe (TH) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Physicochimie des Processus de Combustion et de l’Atmosphère UMR CNRS / USTL 8522Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1Villeneuve d’Ascq, CedexFrance

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