A microcombustor which is submillimetric in critical dimensions. The invention relies upon solving quenching at submillimetric dimensions. Chemical and thermal quenching are inhibited by selection of materials having a low well depth below approximately 40 kCal/mole. This allows formation of a microcombustor having submillimetric combustion chamber. A preferred microcombustor is formed in a substrate structure. The preferred microcombustor includes a wafer stack of at least three wafers, a central wafer housing a combustion chamber. At least one inlet and outlet are included for the insertion of reactants and exhaust of a flame.
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||6193501|
|State||Published - Feb 27 2001|