volume 158, issue 4, P618-632 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.12.017
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Abstract: a b s t r a c tThe thermal dissociation of dimethyl ether has been studied with a combination of reflected shock tube experiments and ab initio dynamics simulations coupled with transition state theory based master equation calculations. The experiments use the extraordinary sensitivity provided by H-atom ARAS detection with an unreversed light source to measure both the total decomposition rate and the branching to radical products versus molecular products, with the molecular products arising predominantly …

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