Instantaneous one-dimensional ammonia measurements with femtosecond two-photon laser-induced fluorescence (fs-TPLIF)

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Ammonia (NH3) has been identified as a potential hydrogen-carrier fuel with no carbon emissions. Non-intrusive in-situ NH3 diagnostic technique is of great interest. In this work, femtosecond two-photon laser-induced fluorescence (fs-TPLIF) was demonstrated in NH3/N2 mixtures to achieve NH3 measurements. A femtosecond laser at 305 nm was used for two-photon excitation of NH3 to its excited state (X–C′), and the subsequent fluorescence at ~565 nm from transition C′-A was detected. In addition, a detection limit of 730 ppm was achieved in NH3/N2 mixtures. Furthermore, one-dimensional single-shot images of NH3 were obtained in both laminar and turbulent flow fields. This work is the first attempt of fs-TPLIF for polyatomic molecular gases measurements, and the obtained results indicate that fs-TPLIF could be a promising tool for NH3 measurements.


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  • Tianjin University
Research areas and keywords

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  • Energy Engineering


  • Ammonia, Femtosecond laser, Laser-induced fluorescence, Spectroscopy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25740-25745
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number47
Early online date2019 Aug 28
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch