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Charles A. Wight

Researcher at University of Utah

Publications -  65
Citations -  5034

Charles A. Wight is an academic researcher from University of Utah. The author has contributed to research in topics: Thermal decomposition & Photodissociation. The author has an hindex of 28, co-authored 65 publications receiving 4665 citations.

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Model-free and model-fitting approaches to kinetic analysis of isothermal and nonisothermal data

TL;DR: In this paper, the model-free and model-fitting approaches have been applied to data for nonisothermal and isothermal thermal decompositions of HMX and ammonium dinitramide.
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Kinetics of the Thermal and Thermo-Oxidative Degradation of Polystyrene, Polyethylene and Poly(propylene)

TL;DR: In this article, the thermal degradations of polystyrene (PS), polyethylene (PE), and poly(propylene) (PP) have been studied in both inert nitrogen and air atmospheres by using thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry.
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Kinetics in solids

TL;DR: How an alternative "model-free" approach to kinetic analysis, which is based on the isoconversional method, can overcome some of these limitations of the widely practiced force fitting of experimental data to simple reaction-order kinetic models is discussed.
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Isothermal and non-isothermal kinetics of thermally stimulated reactions of solids

TL;DR: In this article, a review of the history and present state of the kinetics of thermally stimulated reactions in solids is presented, and an alternative model-free methodology is proposed based on the isoconversional method.
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Isothermal and Nonisothermal Reaction Kinetics in Solids: In Search of Ways toward Consensus

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors compare the performance of isothermal and nonisothermal experiments for the decomposition of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) and show that the identical dependencies of activation energy on the extent of conversion are not obtained for isothermal or non-isothermal data.