Chapter 14. Instabilities of Excited Gases

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch14

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Instabilities of Excited Gases, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch14

Author Information

  1. Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471175940

Online ISBN: 9783527617708



  • convective instability of gases;
  • rayleigh problem;
  • convective movement of gases;
  • convective heat transport;
  • thermal explosion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Convective Instability of Gases

  • The Rayleigh Problem

  • Convective Movement of Gases

  • Convective Heat Transport

  • Instability of Convective Motion

  • Thermal Explosion

  • Thermal Waves

  • Vibrational-Relaxation Thermal Waves

  • Ozone-Decomposition Thermal Waves