Laser ignition of methane and biogas near flammability limits

Nathan D. Peters, Henry Morrow, Ben Akih-Kumgeh

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A high energy Nd:YAG laser is used to induce breakdown and ignition of methane and bio-fuel/air mixtures. Early stages of ignition are investigated using Schlieren imaging and laser interferometry for quenched and ignited flames.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Ignition Conference, LIC 2015
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529855
StatePublished - Apr 20 2015
EventLaser Ignition Conference, LIC 2015 - Argonne, United States
Duration: Apr 27 2015Apr 30 2015

Publication series

NameLaser Ignition Conference, LIC 2015


OtherLaser Ignition Conference, LIC 2015
CountryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Fuel Technology

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    Peters, N. D., Morrow, H., & Akih-Kumgeh, B. (2015). Laser ignition of methane and biogas near flammability limits. In Laser Ignition Conference, LIC 2015 (Laser Ignition Conference, LIC 2015). OSA - The Optical Society.