Soot and soot diagnostics by laser-induced incandescence

Alfred Leipertz, Johannes Kiefer

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This chapter provides a brief overview of soot formation in combustion environments, focusing mainly on the characterization of soot. The variety of soot diagnostics covering nonintrusive as well as sampling methods is briefly described. Laser-induced incandescence (LII) is introduced in greater detail, covering the theoretical background of mass concentration and particle size determinations. Some experimental approaches, and results achieved in fundamental laboratory experiments and in practical applications, are also outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Combustion
Subtitle of host publicationCombustion Diagnostics and Pollutants (Volume 2)
EditorsMaximilian Lackner, Franz Witer, Avinash K Agarwal
Place of PublicationWeinheim, Germany
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3527628148
ISBN (Print)3527324496, 978-3527324491
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2010


  • soot formation
  • time-resolved laser-induced incandescence
  • soot diagnostics
  • nanoparticles
  • fuel-rich combustion
  • soot aggregates


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