Subwoofer and nanotube butterfly acoustic flame extinction

Ali E. Aliev*, Nathanael K. Mayo, Ray H. Baughman, Brent T. Mills, Ed Habtour

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    Nonchemical flame control using acoustic waves from a subwoofer and a lightweight carbon nanotube thermoacoustic projector was demonstrated. The intent was to manipulate flame intensity, direction and propagation. The mechanisms of flame suppression using low frequency acoustic waves were discussed. Laminar flame control and extinction were achieved using a thermoacoustic 'butterfly' projector based on freestanding carbon nanotube sheets.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number29LT01
    JournalJournal of physics D: applied physics
    Issue number29
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017


    • acoustic waves
    • flame control
    • flame extinction
    • thermoacoustics


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