Frictional Electrification of Dust and Pre-ignition in the Hydrogen Engine

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THE experiments on the frictional electrification of sand described by E. W. B. Gill1 are of interest in respect of the pre-ignition and combustion knock generally observed when hydrogen is used as the fuel for an Otto-cycle internal combustion engine. Pre-ignition in the hydrogen engine is defined as ignition occurring during the induction stroke, that is, before the inlet valve closes.

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    Nature, 162, 568 (1948).

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    Can. J. Research, F, 26, 264 (1948).

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KING, R., WALLACE, W. & DURAND, E. Frictional Electrification of Dust and Pre-ignition in the Hydrogen Engine. Nature 163, 729 (1949) doi:10.1038/163729a0

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