LIF-Diagnostics for the Investigation on the Chemical Structure of Diffusion Flames Burning Under Microgravity

  • J. König
  • Chr. Eigenbrod
  • H. J. Rath


Laser induced fluorescence (LIF)- diagnostics has been developed for the use in microgravity combustion experiments in the Bremen Drop Tower. By means of an KrF-Excimer Laser as UV-excitation source, different LIF- and LIPF-diagnostic methods are beeing applied to investigate on the chemical structure of igniting and burning single fuel drenched porous spheres nonintrusively. The two-dimensional OH-radical concentration field, identifying the place and strength of reaction, was detected with a temporal resolution of 4ms. By means of an alternating fast wavelength switching, the temperature distribution in the vicinity of a reaction zone adjacent to a methanol drenched porous sphere was measured utilizing two line OH-LIPF.

Converting the laser wavelength of 248nm by means of Raman-shifters, the visualisation of important cool flame intermediates by LIF is under preparation for the use in microgravity experiments.


Laser-induced fluorescence Chemically reacting flow Microgravity Droplet combustion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. König
    • 1
  • Chr. Eigenbrod
    • 1
  • H. J. Rath
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, ZARMUniversity of BremenGermany

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