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Light Scattering Studies of Fractal Soot Aggregates in Flames.

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Sorensen, C. M.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 129-130 pp, 1994.


National Science Foundation, Washington, DC

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964


fire research; soot; light scattering; morphology; soot aggregates


This paper presents an overview of our work concerning light scattering studies of soot in flames. We have developed static light scattering (SLS) to an ability where a complete in situ characterization of soot cluster morphology can be obtained. The morphological parameters we can measure are soot cluster radius of gyration, fractal dimension, number of monomers per cluster, and monomer radius. We have also developed an SLS technique to measure the width of the size distribution.