Experimental evidence of diffusion-induced bias in near-wall velocimetry using quantum dot measurements

Experimental evidence of diffusion-induced bias in near-wall velocimetry using quantum dot... Near-surface velocity measurements are carried out with quantum dot (QD) nanoparticles using evanescent wave illumination. Relying on the small size of QDs, their correspondingly small hydrodynamic radius and high Brownian diffusion coefficient, we consider the situation where the tracer diffusion length over the inter-frame time Δt is large compared to the size of the interrogation region next to the wall. While keeping all other experimental parameters fixed, we systematically increase Δt by as much as a factor of 25, resulting in an increase of the QD diffusion length by a factor of 5. Data indicate a significant overestimation of the “apparent” mean velocity measured experimentally. These results provide a direct confirmation of the phenomenon of diffusion-induced bias described by the simulations of Sadr et al. (2007). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Experimental evidence of diffusion-induced bias in near-wall velocimetry using quantum dot measurements

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00348-008-0491-7
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Abstract

Near-surface velocity measurements are carried out with quantum dot (QD) nanoparticles using evanescent wave illumination. Relying on the small size of QDs, their correspondingly small hydrodynamic radius and high Brownian diffusion coefficient, we consider the situation where the tracer diffusion length over the inter-frame time Δt is large compared to the size of the interrogation region next to the wall. While keeping all other experimental parameters fixed, we systematically increase Δt by as much as a factor of 25, resulting in an increase of the QD diffusion length by a factor of 5. Data indicate a significant overestimation of the “apparent” mean velocity measured experimentally. These results provide a direct confirmation of the phenomenon of diffusion-induced bias described by the simulations of Sadr et al. (2007).

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Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 24, 2008

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