Volker Beushausen

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These investigations aim to validate the applicability of a concept for fuel-air-ratio measurements by laser-induced fluorescence (FARLIF) at elevated temperatures. For the commonly used model fuel isooctane with the fluorescence tracer toluene the FARLIF applicability was confirmed with an excitation wavelength of 266 nm for fuel-air mixtures with λ ≥ 0.2(More)
In this study we present a device based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for the detection of airborne explosives. The explosives are resublimated on a cooled nanostructured gold substrate. The explosives trinitrotoluene (TNT) and triacetone triperoxide (TATP) are used. The SERS spectrum of the explosives is analyzed. Thus, TNT is deposited from(More)
Inside the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine, NO fluorescence is excited with a narrow-band tunable KrF excimer laser. The fluorescence light is detected by an intensified CCD camera that yields images of the NO distributions. Rotational-vibrational transitions of NO are excited by the A(2)Σ+ ? X(2)Π (0, 2) band system around 248 nm. Single(More)
The two dimensional molecular tagging velocimetry (2D-MTV) has been used to measure velocity fields of the flow in a micro mixer. Instead of commonly used micro particles an optical tagging of the flow has been performed by using a caged dye. The pattern generation is done by imaging a mask for the first time. This allows to generate nearly any imaginable(More)
A concept for dynamic mixture formation investigations of fuel/air mixtures is presented which can equally be applied to several other laser induced fluorescence (LIF) applications. Double-pulse LIF imaging was used to gain insight into dynamic mixture formation processes. The setup consists of a modified standard PIV setup. The ‘‘fuel/air ratio measurement(More)
Laser induced fluorescence is used to develop a 2D measurement technique for mixture formation analysis of fuel and air in a broad temperature regime from 398 K up to 548 K. The measurement principle is called FARLIF (fuel-air ratio by laser-induced fluorescence). Its application is tested on the tracer toluene in the non-fluorescent model fuel isooctane as(More)
Two-dimensional Molecular-Tagging-Velocimetry (2D-MTV) has been used to investigate velocity fields of liquid flow in a micro mixer. Optical tagging was realized by using caged dye. For the first time patterns were generated by structured laser illumination using optical masks. This allows the generation of nearly any imaginable pattern. The flow induced(More)
In this work, a microfluidic free-flow electrophoresis device with a novel approach for preventing gas bubbles from entering the separation area is presented. This is achieved by integrating partitioning bars to reduce the channel depth between electrode channels and separation chamber in order to obtain electrical contact and simultaneously prevent bubbles(More)
Transmittance spectra of four gaseous hydrocarbons were measured by using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer. The analyzed substances are propane, n-butane, ethanol, and iso-octane (2,2,4-trimethyl-pentane). Mixtures of hydrocarbons and nitrogen were prepared and analyzed in an optical cell between 298 and 473 K at pressures up to 1800 kPa. Molecule(More)