A study of aluminum-water reactions by laser heating☆

  title={A study of aluminum-water reactions by laser heating☆},
  author={Leonard Leibowitz and Larry Mishler},
Abstract An investigation has been carried out of reactions between water and small aluminum particles that were heated by a focused ruby laser beam. This rapid heating simulated rapid contacting with water of heated, dispersed aluminum which is of significance in hypothetical excursions of nuclear reactors. Complete reaction was not found at 0.03 atm water pressure, but was observed at 1 and 10 atm water pressure when a critical laser output energy was reached. It is believed that particle… CONTINUE READING

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