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Type: Journal article
Title: Flow seeding with elemental metal species via an optical method
Author: Medwell, P.
Chan, Q.
Dally, B.
Alwahabi, Z.
Mahmoud, S.
Metha, G.
Nathan, G.
Citation: Applied Physics B-Lasers and Optics, 2012; 107(3):665-668
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0946-2171
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P.R. Medwell, Q.N. Chan, B.B. Dally, Z.T. Alwahabi, S. Mahmoud, G.F. Metha and G.J. Nathan
Abstract: A new optical method to seed a flow with elemental metal species is described and demonstrated using laser ablation. The unique ablation seeding approach is shown to generate free gas-phase metals in their atomic form, without the need for a spray or solvent. The technique can be used in both reactive and non-reactive environments, which solves a problem that has hitherto plagued the seeding of many flows. The ablative seeding approach has the potential to become a standard tool for chemical seeding, with a diverse range of application from flow tracing to atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS).
Rights: © Springer, Part of Springer Science+Business Media
RMID: 0020120235
DOI: 10.1007/s00340-012-5065-y
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