Florian Bauer: Observing the growth of soot in flames
Last year, Florian Bauer published on his work on in-situ spectroscopy of soot formation. He continues his efforts in his recent publication on the “Characterisation of the transition type in optical band gap analysis of in-flame soot”. By monitoring the flame at two different positions, he uses absorption and excitation techniques to depict the dynamic growth of soot during formation. He observes different optical porperties of the early and the mature soot, which may be directly related to a change of its structural properties over time.