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Flame vs. Flameless Combustion
Pyrokinesis is defined as the psychokinetic ability to influence propelling charged particles to high speeds, typically electrons because of their light weight, via an experients own electrical fields or through the remote influence of similar fields.
Experients act as low energy particle accelerators whereby increasing the temperature of systems, or objects, that are not in thermodynamic equilibrium.
Typically, flame and flameless forms of combustion are equally as common as the other. The fundamental difference between a flameless and flaming fire (smoldering and flaming combustion) that appears to limit an experient is that of temperature.
The characteristic temperature and heat released during smoldering are low compared to flaming combustion (i.e., 600°C vs. 1500°C). Experients can gauge their temperature range of influence by attempting to combust several types of materials.
Experients should start with controlled experiments involving crumpled up tissue paper then light (newspaper) to standard weight paper. Experients can then increase difficulty by attempting to ignite combustion in small pieces of dry wood.
(Adapted from the paper "Manual of Pyrokinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)