Series: Studies in Modern Thermodynamics

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Volume . Thermal Decomposition of Materials

Published: 9th July 1991 Editors: O.F. Shlensky L.N. Aksenov A.G. Shashkov
In some new technological processes the heating and resulting transformation of substances takes place in fractions of a second. Such processes include, high-frequency heating of materials, plasma processing of materials, laser technology, etc. Traditional methods and standard equipment used in thermal analysis are for slow heating rates of the sample, viz., at about 2-20 K/min. Therefore, rapid chemical reactions with a characteristic time of about one second may escape the attention of the researcher.

The purpose of this book is to explain problems regarding the micro- and macrokinetics of the thermolysis of substances and complex materials subjected to intensive heating. It is possible to carry out experiments at heating rates of more than 104K/s with the new special quick response pulse heaters described. During such experiments several hitherto unknown rapid reactions and thermolysis processes of an explosive nature have been established. These reactions take place in a few seconds to a hundredth of a second.

The book gives physical and mathematical models of thermolysis for all these processes. It will be of interest to scientists dealing with thermodynamics and rate processes, polymer materials, composite materials, chemical kinetics and transfer processes.

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Computational Statistical Mechanics

Published: 11th March 1991 Editors: W.G. Hoover

Kinetic Phase Diagrams

Published: 15th January 1991 Editors: Z. Chvoj A. Tríska Jaroslav Sestak

Heats of Vaporization of Fluids

Published: 1st February 1989 Editors: V. Majer V. Svoboda J. Pick

Biochemical Thermodynamics

Published: 1st April 1988 Editors: M.N. Jones

Liquid-Liquid Equilibria

Published: 1st March 1987 Editors: J.P. Novák J. Matouš J. Pick

Studies in Network Thermodynamics

Published: 1st March 1986 Editors: L. Peusner

Phase Theory

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: H.A.J. Oonk


Published: 1st July 1982 Editors: Jurgen Honig

Principles of Thermodynamics

Published: 1st January 1979 Editors: J.A. Beattie I. Oppenheim