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Title: Method of growing films by flame synthesis using a stagnation-flow reactor

A method of stabilizing a strained flame in a stagnation flow reactor. By causing a highly strained flame to be divided into a large number of equal size segments it is possible to stablize a highly strained flame that is on the verge of extinction, thereby providing for higher film growth rates. The flame stabilizer is an annular ring mounted coaxially and coplanar with the substrate upon which the film is growing and having a number of vertical pillars mounted on the top surface, thereby increasing the number of azimuthal nodes into which the flame is divided and preserving an axisymmetric structure necessary for stability.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Dublin, CA)
  2. (Sunnyvale, CA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
871989
Report Number(s):
US 5840373
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
SANDIA CORP
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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