Wet plasma makes a nano-sized splash
A thin, pancake-shaped plasma cloud formed at oil–water interfaces can be used to synthesize exotic nanomaterials.
Laminar flame study
We are investigating the characteristics of laminar flames in various conditions...
Flame response under electric fields
One of the most pronounced effects of an electric field on flames is the observable bulk flow motion called iconic wind.
Gazing into the flames of ionic winds
New 3D visualizations that reveal how flames respond to electric fields could help improve combustion efficiency and red
Plasma chemistry and fuel reforming
Various NTP techniques have been investigated to develop a commercially feasible process in terms of energy efficiency..
Plasma assisted flame control
We are investigating the effects of electrical discharges on the characteristics of laminar flames in various conditions
The Plasma Assisted Combustion Lab (PACL) dedicates its efforts to exploring novel technical area involving contemporary issues in energy and environment. Particularly, in PACL, plasma refers to electrical discharges in a moderate range of pressure, which include dielectric barrier discharge (DBD), nanosecond discharge, arc discharge and microwave discharge. By combining plasma into combustion processes, we are seeking innovative ways of controlling flame instability and reducing hazardous emissions. In addition, the effects of sub-critical electric fields (weaker field prior to electrical discharges) on flames are also of interest subject to achieve a comprehensive picture of PAC. The main research subjects are highlighted as below: