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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7962–7971

Liquid phase temperature determination in dense water sprays using linear Raman scattering

Robert Fabian Hankel, Astrid Günther, Karl-Ernst Wirth, Alfred Leipertz, and Andreas Braeuer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7962-7971 (2014)

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Linear Raman scattering has been applied for the determination of the temperature of the liquid phase in water sprays under normal and superheated conditions. The envelope of the Raman OH-stretching vibration band of water is deconvoluted into five Gaussian peaks which can be assigned to five different intermolecular interactions (hydrogen bonding). The intensity of each of the peaks is a function of the temperature and the phase of the water under investigation. The interference of the Raman signals originating from the water vapor is eliminated from the Raman signals originating from the liquid water. Consequently the temperature of the liquid water droplets surrounded by water vapor is accessible which is favorable for the investigation of non-equilibrium sprays where the droplet temperature is different to the vapor temperature.

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(170.5660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Raman spectroscopy
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman

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Original Manuscript: November 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2014
Published: March 28, 2014

Robert Fabian Hankel, Astrid Günther, Karl-Ernst Wirth, Alfred Leipertz, and Andreas Braeuer, "Liquid phase temperature determination in dense water sprays using linear Raman scattering," Opt. Express 22, 7962-7971 (2014)

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