Gaseous Combustion


IT was shown by Mallard and Le Chatelier more than fifty years ago that, during the passage of flame through an inflammable gaseous mixture, two types of flame movement were clearly distinguishable, namely, the initial uniform slow movement and the very rapid movement known as detonation which is set up—if the mixture is strong enough—after the flame has travelled some distance.


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DAVID, W. Gaseous Combustion. Nature 138, 930 (1936).

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