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Ions of Low Mass Number in Hydrocarbon Flames

Naturevolume 212page504 (1966) | Download Citation



Cooper, Littlewood and Wilson1 refer to the similarity of their apparatus and one due to one of us, and proceed to report the observation of ions not previously seen from flames. In fact, we use a similar apparatus, but we should like to emphasize one difference, and to show how this may lead to the result observed.

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    Cooper, A., Littlewood, K., and Wilson, J. H., Nature, 210, 946 (1966).

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    Hayhurst, A. N., and Sugden, T. M., Proc. Roy. Soc., A, 293, 36 (1966).

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  1. Department of Physical Chemistry

  2. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge

    • A. N. HAYHURST
    •  & N. R. TELFORD


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