Laser Ignition of Reaction Synthesis Systems
Reed Ayers
Summary: Use of a tunable laser to initiate a self-propagating high-temperature
combustion reaction
Description: This work describes the use of a tunable laser to in order to initiate a
self-propagating high-temperature (SHS) combustion reaction. SHS synthesis is a
processes that utilizes an exothermic synthesis to create a self-sustaining
reaction. The process results in the formation of high purity products that are
formed in a lower energy process with reduced material costs and overall
Main Advantages of this Invention:
 Can provide extra enthalpy to overcome high
activation barriers
 Flexible and Portable
 Does not require large power sources
Potential Areas of Application:
 Biomedical
 Welding
 Manufacturing
ID number: 13001
Intel ectual Property Status: US utility patent pending
(application #14/168,901)
Opportunity: We are seeking an exclusive or non-exclusive licensee for
implementation of this technology.
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