Microcombustor having submillimeter critical dimensions

Richard I Masel (Inventor), Mark A Shannon (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


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 languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number6193501
Filing date7/6/99
StatePublished - Feb 27 2001


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