V.V. Smirnov, A.M. Starik, O.M. Stelmakh,N.S. Titova, D.N. Kozlov, V.I. Fabelinsky
A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
P.I. Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors

On the influence of electronically-excited oxygen molecules on hydrogen-oxygen combustion

This paper reports the experimental observation of the decrease of H2-O2 combustion induction time due to the presence of oxygen molecules excited to the singlet a1g electronic state.
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