An optically accessible pyrolysis microreactor

J. H. Baraban, D. E. David, G. Barney Ellison, J. W. Daily

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Abstract

We report an optically accessible pyrolysis micro-reactor suitable for in situ laser spectroscopic measurements. A radiative heating design allows for completely unobstructed views of the micro-reactor along two axes. The maximum temperature demonstrated here is only 1300 K (as opposed to 1700 K for the usual SiC micro-reactor) because of the melting point of fused silica, but alternative transparent materials will allow for higher temperatures. Laser induced fluorescence measurements on nitric oxide are presented as a proof of principle for spectroscopic characterization of pyrolysis conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014101
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume87
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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