Fast Reactions in Energetic Systems

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Preveza, Greece, July 6 – 9, 1980

  • Christos Capellos
  • Raymond F. Walker
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. H. Eyring, M. S. Jhon, T. Ree
    Pages 47-54
  3. P. M. Rentzepis
    Pages 55-94
  4. C. Lifshitz
    Pages 111-124
  5. J. P. Taran
    Pages 219-243
  6. J. H. S. Lee, C. Guirao
    Pages 245-313
  7. B. B. Craig, W. L. Faust, L. S. Goldberg, J. M. Schnur, P. E. Schoen, R. G. Weiss
    Pages 419-431
  8. T. Dorfmüller, D. Samios
    Pages 445-459
  9. L. E. Harris, M. McIlwain
    Pages 473-484
  10. C. M. Lownds, R. Hughes
    Pages 503-514
  11. A. Pfeil, N. Eisenreich, H. H. Weidlich
    Pages 523-530
  12. N. C. Peterson, T. Ishii, W. Braun
    Pages 531-539
  13. V. Malatesta, K. U. Ingold, C. Chatgilialoglu
    Pages 541-551
  14. C. Chatgilialoglu, K. U. Ingold, V. Malatesta
    Pages 553-559
  15. C. L. Mader
    Pages 645-657
  16. P. Argyrakis, J. Hoshen, R. Kopelman
    Pages 685-693
  17. J. Alster, N. Slagg, M. J. S. Dewar, J. P Ritchie, C. Wells
    Pages 695-710
  18. Christos Capellos, Raymond F. Walker
    Pages 711-742
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 743-759

About these proceedings


This book presents the formal lectures and contributed papers given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Fast Reactions in Energetic Systems, which took place in Preveza, Greece, during the period 6-19 July 1980. The material describes experimental observations and the more advanced theoretical aspects of certain types of fast reactions and energy or charge transfer processes which are usually complete 6 12 in periods of 10- - 10- seconds. Furthermore, it discusses the role of macroscopic and molecular processes in the ignition, combustion, deflagration, and detonation of solid, liquid, and gaseous chemical systems. Various papers deal with the ability of molecules to absorb and transmit the different forms of energy provided by shock, light, thermal, or electron pulses, and to contribute to the propagation of reactions under high temperatures and pressures. The role of energy pumped or transferred to electronic or vibrational states is discussed in terms of excitation, ionization, bond scission, and the formation of free radicals. The dynamics and reactivity of ionic species, electronically and vibrationally excited states, and free radicals are described for various gaseous, liquid, and solid systems. The proceedings include presentations of theoretical and experimental techniques to describe and observe the phenomena.


Oxidation chemistry combustion distribution energy kinetics molecule reactions spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Christos Capellos
    • 1
  • Raymond F. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.Energetic Materials Division, Large Caliber Weapon Systems LaboratoryU.S. Army Armament Research and Development CommandDoverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8513-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8511-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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