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Title: Spectroscopy, Kinetics, and Dynamics of Combustion Radicals

Spectroscopy, kinetics and dynamics of jet cooled hydrocarbon transients relevant to the DOE combustion mission have been explored, exploiting i) high resolution IR lasers, ii) slit discharge sources for formation of jet cooled radicals, and iii) high sensitivity detection with direct laser absorption methods and near the quantum shot noise limit. What makes this combination powerful is that such transients can be made under high concentrations and pressures characteristic of actual combustion conditions, and yet with the resulting species rapidly cooled (T ≈10-15K) in the slit supersonic expansion. Combined with the power of IR laser absorption methods, this provides novel access to spectral detection and study of many critical combustion species.
Authors:
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  1. Research/Professor
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1089512
Report Number(s):
DOE/05ER15691
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-05ER15691
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
The Regents of the University of Colorado
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY