Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 369–376 | Cite as

Acetone: a tracer for concentration measurements in gaseous flows by planar laser-induced fluorescence

  • A. Lozano
  • B. Yip
  • R. K. Hanson


This paper explores the use of acetone as a suitable tracer in planar laser-induced fluorescence concentration measurements in gaseous flows. The photophysics and physical properties of acetone relevant to its use as a fluorescent marker are discussed and compared to those of alternative molecular tracers, particularly the biacetyl molecule. Finally, as a direct example, concentration images obtained in a turbulent air jet seeded alternatively with acetone and biacetyl are compared.


Acetone Gaseous Flow Concentration Measurement Fluorescent Marker Concentration Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Lozano
    • 1
  • B. Yip
    • 1
  • R. K. Hanson
    • 1
  1. 1.High Temperature Gasdynamics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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