Vibrationally excited NO tagging by NO(A²∑⁺) fluorescence and quenching for simultaneous velocimetry and thermometry in gaseous flows.
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We present measurements demonstrating simultaneous determination of velocity and temperature using a variant of the Vibrationally Excited Nitric Oxide Monitoring (VENOM) technique that does not employ NO2. The variant is based on tagging by electronic excitation of NO in the A²∑(1/2)⁺ (v'=0)←X2Π1/2(v''=0) band and subsequent formation of vibrationally excited NO(X2Π) by spontaneous emission and collisional quenching. Sequential planar laser-induced fluorescence imaging of the nascent NO(X2Π, v''=1) was used to obtain spatially resolved average streamwise velocity and rotational/translational temperature. The temperature determination using this approach extends the applicability of the VENOM technique to low-density, high-speed flows, where slow thermalization of the tagged molecules represents a limiting factor.
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Sánchez-González, R., Bowersox, R., & North, S. W.