# The single pulse shock tube: its Odyssey in chemical kinetics

@inproceedings{Lifshitz2005TheSP,
title={The single pulse shock tube: its Odyssey in chemical kinetics},
author={A. I. Lifshitz},
year={2005}
}
In their early days, shock tubes were not taken seriously by the chemical kinetics community. They were not accepted as a legitimate tool for chemical kinetics studies at high temperatures. The main objection was the uncertainty in the temperature behind the shock wave. Whereas most physical processes depend on $$\sqrt T$$, the temperature dependence of reaction rates is exponential, exp(−E/RT), which imposes a much higher sensitivity to the temperature, particularly for high E/T. As… CONTINUE READING

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