Development of a Raman spectrometer for the characterization of gaseous hydrocarbons at high temperatures

K. Dieter, K. Koschnick, J. Lill, Gaetano Magnotti, A. Weinmann, A. Dreizler, D. Geyer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations


Spatially and temporally resolved information on thermochemical conditions in hydrocarbon/air flames requires concentration and temperature data obtained by spontaneous Raman/Rayleigh scattering. During the combustion of renewable and more complex fuels, such as ethanol, partially oxidized hydrocarbons are created as intermediates in concentrations large enough to have an influence on the turbulence-chemistry interaction. To obtain concentrations and temperature in flames at atmospheric pressure with a high spatial and temporal resolution, information on the temperature dependent shape and scattering cross section of the major as well as the minor intermediate species is required. Therefore, a novel gas heater based on mixing the hydrocarbons with helium at high temperatures in combination with a multipass Raman spectrometer were developed, able to characterize ro-vibrational Raman scattering of gaseous ethanol in the gaseous phase up to high temperatures and in different spectral regions. The setup is described, its performance evaluated and Raman spectra of gaseous ethanol at atmospheric pressure up to high temperatures is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107978
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
StatePublished - Oct 20 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-11-16
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): URF/1/3715–01–01
Acknowledgements: We gratefully acknowledge financial supports by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) trough GE 2523/2–1 and DR. 374/17–1, Forschungszentrum Material- und Prozesstechnik and the graduate school of the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences through J. Fengel. D. Geyer was financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF, project-nr.: FPG991 0005/2019). G. Magnotti and D. Geyer acknowledge funding by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) under grant URF/1/3715–01–01. S. Hartl is greatly acknowledged for developing and providing the basis for the temperature fit algorithm.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiation


Dive into the research topics of 'Development of a Raman spectrometer for the characterization of gaseous hydrocarbons at high temperatures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this