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Wrinkled Flame

This a photo taken of a flame propagating (left to right) through a blockage in a square cross-section area channel filled with a mixture of hydrogen-air. The photo is captured using planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF) that makes the combustion products visible (gray area). The flame surface resembles the topology of a human brain. The photo was taken using a state-of-the-art Princeton intensified-camera.
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Smith Engineering
Wrinkled Flame
Faculty / Researcher
Smith Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation
Understanding the Universe, the Planet and our Place
Location of photograph: 
Combustion Lab, McLaughlin Hall, Queen's University
Photographer's name: 
Gabriel Ciccarelli
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Faculty, Mechanical and Materials Engineering