Accession Number : ADA191649

Title :   Quantitative Use of Exciplex-Based Vapor/Liquid Visualization Systems. (Users Manual).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 86-31 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON

Personal Author(s) : Melton, Lynn A

PDF Url : ADA191649

Report Date : 14 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This report is written in the form of a users manual for exciplex-based vapor/liquid visualization systems. It attempts to bring together in one handbook all the photophysical is otherwise skilled with planar laser induced fluorescence. In addition, it attempts to identify the major assumptions required for the derivations, to define the experimental conditions under which near quantitative interpretation of the fluorescence is possible, and to recommend protocols for visualization experiments. The best visualization systems developed so far are based on the exciplex formed between N, N, N', N'-tetramethy-p-phenylenediamine (TMPD) and Napthalene or 1-Methylnapthtalene. For these systems, when used with n-tetradecane as the solvent (fuel), it should be possible to measure the liquid and vapor mass concentrations in a volume element of + or - 25%, provided that oxygen is excluded. The functions and parameters given in this manual are those appropriate for these two systems. Keywords: Fuel sprays, Visualization, Fluorescence, Exciplex.

Descriptors :   *FUEL SPRAYS, *LASER INDUCED FLUORESCENCE, *PLANAR STRUCTURES, *USER MANUALS, FLUORESCENCE, FUELS, HANDBOOKS, OXYGEN

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE