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Applied Physics B

, Volume 96, Issue 4, pp 735-739

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Investigation of toluene LIF at high pressure and high temperature in an optical engine

  • R. DevillersAffiliated withIFPLaboratoire EM2C, École Centrale ParisIVG, Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • , G. BruneauxAffiliated withIFP Email author 
  • , C. SchulzAffiliated withIVG, Institute for Combustion and Gasdynamics, University of Duisburg-Essen

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Toluene laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) emission spectra were acquired in an optical engine with excitation at 248 nm. Toluene was homogeneously seeded in pure nitrogen and air which were used as intake gases. Data were acquired during the compression phase without ignition leading to simultaneous increases in temperature and pressure from 20°C and 1 bar to 500°C and 23.6 bar. Compared to LIF emission spectra at high temperature and atmospheric pressure reported in the literature, the toluene-LIF emission signal shifts to longer wavelengths when temperature and pressure increase simultaneously, whereas the spectrally integrated emission intensity is slightly affected by the pressure level.


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