Welcome to the Solid Propulsion and Combustion Lab at CSULB!

We focus on understanding the physics and chemistry of ignition, combustion, and decomposition of energetic materials, solid propellants, and other fuels/oxidizers. Traditional and novel experimental techniques (e.g. synchrotron-based phase-contrast imaging as shown in the video above) are used to probe both gas-phase and condensed-phase reactions. These measurements, inconjunction with complementary modelling efforts, provide insight into how to improve performance or improve safety of combustion applications.

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