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Plasma igniter for internal-combustion enginesHot ionized gas (plasma) ignites air/fuel mixture in internal combustion engines more effectively than spark. Electromagnetic forces propel plasma into combustion zone. Combustion rate is not limited by flame-front speed.
Document ID
19780000100
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Breshears, R. R.
Fitzgerald, D. J.
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 3
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
NPO-13828
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.