Applied Physics B

, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp 639–646

Improvement of two-photon laser induced fluorescence measurements of H- and O-atoms in premixed methane/air flames

  • L. Gasnot
  • P. Desgroux
  • J.F. Pauwels
  • L.R. Sochet
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s003400050326

Cite this article as:
Gasnot, L., Desgroux, P., Pauwels, J. et al. Appl Phys B (1997) 65: 639. doi:10.1007/s003400050326

Abstract

photodissociation is shown to be an important photolytic source of H atoms in the reaction zone of the methane flames. At 226 nm, an efficient energy transfer between O(3P) and N2 is established from the observation of O-resonant emissions from the second positive system of N2. The subsequent rate of O(3P) depletion appears to be essentially “controlled” by the O(3P) concentration and is probably only minimally temperature dependent. Finally quenching rate coefficients for O(3P) by water and nitrogen are deduced from quenching rates measurements performed in CH4/O2/N2 and CH4/O2/Ar flames.

PACS: 33–34

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Gasnot
    • 1
  • P. Desgroux
    • 1
  • J.F. Pauwels
    • 1
  • L.R. Sochet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Cinétique et Chimie de la Combustion - URA CNRS 876, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Lasers et Applications, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq Cedex, France (Fax: +33-3/20 43 69 77, E-mail: Pascale.Desgroux@univ-lille1.fr)FR