Theory of branching reactions with chain interaction

B. F. Gray*

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A number of branching schemes involving quadratic interactions is examined using the methods of non-linear stability theory. A critical value for the branching factor is derived exactly for a chain thermal explosion involving radical-radical termination and self-heating. A self-inhibited branching scheme is shown to exhibit oscillatory behaviour and a resemblance to the CO+O 2 kinetic scheme, where many successive glows have been observed, is pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1118-1126
Number of pages9
JournalTransactions of the Faraday Society
Publication statusPublished - 1970
Externally publishedYes


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