Laser Absorption Diagnostics for Aldehydes in Shock Tube Kinetics Studies

  • S. Wang
  • D. F. Davidson
  • R. K. Hanson
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Aldehydes are important intermediate products in the oxidation of hydrocarbons, and benchmark species in engine testing. Sensitive and accurate diagnostics for aldehydes are needed to advance combustion kinetics studies and engine design. So far, common methods to measure aldehydes in low-temperature kinetic experiments have emphasized mass spectroscopy (MS) and gas chromatography (GC).


Shock Wave Shock Tube Interference Absorption Accurate Diagnostics Important Intermediate Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Wang
    • 1
  • D. F. Davidson
    • 1
  • R. K. Hanson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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