Optical waveguide preform fabrication: Silica formation and growth in a high-temperature aerosol reactor

Pratim Biswas, Xiaoming Li, Sotiris E. Pratsinis

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Abstract

Silica particle formation and growth in a high-temperature aerosol reactor has been studied. A novel sampling probe has been used to obtain the evolution of the silica particle size distribution in the reactor. A simple model approximating the particle size distribution by a unimodal lognormal function was used to describe the aerosol behavior in the reactor. Good agreement of the integral properties of the aerosol size distribution was obtained between theory and experiment. Reasonable agreement was also obtained with the prediction of more sophisticated models for aerosol dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2445-2450
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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