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Observation of Cool Flames with Ethylene

Naturevolume 168pages474475 (1951) | Download Citation



IN the course of investigations into the inflammability of ethylene/oxygen/nitrogen mixtures, some interesting observations have been made on the type of flame produced by spontaneous ignition at 300°. Experiments were carried out in a cylindrical steel bomb (explosion cavity 3.8 cm. dia. and 15.3 cm. long) mounted vertically and fitted with a quartz window near the top.

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    Kane and Townend, Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 160, 174 (1937).

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  1. British Oxygen Co., Ltd., Morden, London, S.W.19

    • J. R. ABBOTT
    •  & S. A. MILLER


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