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Damping of sound waves by bulk viscosity in reacting gases

  title={Damping of sound waves by bulk viscosity in reacting gases},
  author={S. MiguelH.Ib'anez and Pedro L. Contreras E.},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
The very long standing problem of sound waves propagation in fluids is reexamined. In particular, from the analysis of the wave damping in reacting gases following the work of Einsten \citep{Ein}, it is found that the damping due to the chemical reactions occurs nonetheless the second (bulk) viscosity introduced by Landau \& Lifshitz \citep{LL86} is zero. The simple but important case of a recombining Hydrogen plasma is examined. 

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