Measurement of Ignition Kinetics in Liquids Under Pressure

  • C. M. Lownds
  • R. Hughes
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Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 71)


A method is presented which enables ignition in exothermic systems to be studied under high pressure and temperature. Experimental details are given for pressures up to 4 kbar and temperatures up to 2000 K. The technique applied to aqueous hydrazine mononitrate had a temperature limit of 830 K and produced different kinetic data for the two methods of analysis used. The extrapolated rates do, however, bracket that estimated from detonation experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Lownds
    • 1
  • R. Hughes
    • 1
  1. 1.Detonation Research Group, ICI Corporate LaboratoryStevenston WorksAyrshireScotland

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