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Title:An optically accessible pyrolysis microreactor
Author(s):Baraban, Joshua H.
Contributor(s):Daily, John W.; Ellison, Barney; David, Donald E.
Subject(s):Instrument/Technique Demonstration
Abstract:We report an optically accessible pyrolysis micro-reactor suitable for \textit{in situ} laser spectroscopic measurements. A radiative heating design allows for completely unobstructed views of the micro-reactor along two axes. The maximum temperature demonstrated here is only 1300 K (as opposed to 1700 K for the usual SiC micro-reactor) because of the melting point of fused silica, but alternative transparent materials will allow for higher temperatures. Laser induced fluorescence measurements on nitric oxide are presented as a proof of principle for spectroscopic characterization of pyrolysis conditions. (This work has been published in J.~H. Baraban, D.~E. David, G.~B. Ellison, and J.~W. Daily. An Optically Accessible Pyrolysis Micro-Reactor. {\em Review of Scientific Instruments}, 87(1):014101, 2016.)
Issue Date:2016-06-21
Publisher:International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 by the authors
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-01-26

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