Laser-Induced Incandescence (LII)
Background of the Technique
Applications for Plasma-Assissted SynthesisWe have used the LII technique to detect and characterize a range of carbon nanomaterials produced using high-pressure, anodic arc discharge. In order to apply the LII heat transfer model to the plasma environment of a carbon arc, we have added plasma processes to the commonly utilized model for flames. Our key result is a detailed measurement of the sizes of largest particles existing at different radial distances from the arc axis. This constitutes the first application of LII to a high-pressure plasma environment.
Immediate FutureCurrently, we are working towards the application of LII for characterization of boron nitride nanoparticles and nanotubes synthesized by plasma arc and plasma torch.
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