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Flickering and Thermal Flicker Waves on Catalytic Wires and Gauzes and in Chemical Reactors

Cohen, Donald S. and Rosenblat, S. (1980) Flickering and Thermal Flicker Waves on Catalytic Wires and Gauzes and in Chemical Reactors. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 39 (3). pp. 463-474. ISSN 0036-1399. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:COHsiamjam80

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Abstract

We present a theoretical investigation of flickering (local temperature fluctuations) and thermal flicker waves in chemical reactors and on catalytic wires and gauzes. It is shown that these phenomena can be caused by harmonic coupling between the chemical kinetics and oscillations in the ambient field. The oscillations can be modeled either by fluctuations in the heat and mass transfer coefficients, or by fluctuations in the gas temperature and concentration.


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Additional Information:©1980 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Received by the editors April 17, 1979, and in final revised form December 26, 1979. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Army Research Office (Durham) under contract DAAG29-78-C-0011, and by the National Science Foundation under grant MCS78-03036.
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