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Title: Laser ablation based fuel ignition

Abstract

There is provided a method of fuel/oxidizer ignition comprising: (a) application of laser light to a material surface which is absorptive to the laser radiation; (b) heating of the material surface with the laser light to produce a high temperature ablation plume which emanates from the heated surface as an intensely hot cloud of vaporized surface material; and (c) contacting the fuel/oxidizer mixture with the hot ablation cloud at or near the surface of the material in order to heat the fuel to a temperature sufficient to initiate fuel ignition. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
672533
Patent Number(s):
5769621
Application Number:
PAN: 8-862,284
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Los Alamos, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 Jun 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; IGNITION SYSTEMS; DESIGN; LASER-RADIATION HEATING; ABLATION; AEROSOLS; FUELS; IGNITION

Citation Formats

Early, J W, and Lester, C S. Laser ablation based fuel ignition. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Early, J W, & Lester, C S. Laser ablation based fuel ignition. United States.
Early, J W, and Lester, C S. Tue . "Laser ablation based fuel ignition". United States.
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abstractNote = {There is provided a method of fuel/oxidizer ignition comprising: (a) application of laser light to a material surface which is absorptive to the laser radiation; (b) heating of the material surface with the laser light to produce a high temperature ablation plume which emanates from the heated surface as an intensely hot cloud of vaporized surface material; and (c) contacting the fuel/oxidizer mixture with the hot ablation cloud at or near the surface of the material in order to heat the fuel to a temperature sufficient to initiate fuel ignition. 3 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
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