Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 270–275 | Cite as

Critical conditions for explosive decomposition of ozone under UV light of constant intensity

  • I. G. Namyatov
  • V. I. Babushok


The critical conditions of self-ignition under light of constant intensity were studied using explosive ozone decomposition. P - T diagrams of self-ignition for various light intensities were obtained. A two-stage process is typical of explosive ozone decomposition. The first stage corresponds to a photochemical reaction and is supported by light; the second stage corresponds to a “dark” reaction. For photochemical ignition, high preexplosion heatings were observed which exceed the characteristic interval RT 0 2 /E.


Physical Chemistry Dynamical System Ozone Explosive Light Intensity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. G. Namyatov
    • 1
  • V. I. Babushok
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirsk

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