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April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
High-temperature plasma and combustion chemistry initiated by a nanosecond-pulsed laser
Please contact Rachel Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org for connection information.
In this presentation I will discuss the use of nanosecond-pulsed lasers for the ablation and excitation of CBRNE materials. In addition to sample identification, the high-temperature chemistry on three distinct timescales (<10 μs, 100’s μs, >1 ms) can be explored via these experiments. Some examples of our work in this area will be presented, including lab-scale measurements of the energy release from various reactive materials and attempts to control the reaction kinetics of materials via additives or particle modifications.