The time-dependent electric-current from a flame

H.C. Bolton, Brian F. Gray

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An earlier static treatment of the electric current from the diffusion flame in a flame ionization detector has been extended to include time-dependent currents. The nonlinear differential equation describing the electric field in the space outside the flame has been solved analytically for a class of problems in which a time-dependent potential difference is switched on after a static current has been established. Both one- and two-dimensional geometrical configurations are considered. The results could be useful in suggesting new experiments on flame ionization detectors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-308
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1805
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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