Physical Science

pco.dimax highspeed gallery: Space Shuttle starts at night
Space Shuttle starts at night...
The image sequence was recorded by NASA...

Space Shuttle starts at night...

The image sequence was recorded by NASA during the space shuttle launch in August 2009 with a pco.dimax. It was taken at full resolution of 2016 x 2016 pixel and 400 fps, but the clip shows an HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) extract of it. In the first and last part the video runs at real time with 25 frames/s displayed (which causes undersampling due to American power net frequency). In the middle part there is a zoom in and out within the recorded data, to show the high resolution. The camera was mounted in a distance of 300m away from the launch on a solid platform, nevertheless the vibration due to the ignition of the rocket can be clearly seen. During the generation of the video the conversion scaling was changed due to increasing light (can be seen as sudden change to darker images).

pco.dimax highspeed gallery: Birds in slow motion
Birds in slow motion
A couple of sequences showing bird...

Birds in slow motion

A couple of sequences showing bird flights in slow motion were recorded with pco.dimax high speed cameras in Full HD. The frame rate varied between 500 frames/s - 2000 frames/s.

light bulbs drop
A couple of sequences showing how a...

light bulbs drop

A couple of sequences showing how a lightened light bulb drops to ground with broken glass and fading wire. The sequences were recorded with a pco.dimax high speed camera at 2000 frames/s.

Airbag inflation in slow motion
A first result from some airbag...

Airbag inflation in slow motion

A first result from some airbag inflation testing, which we did with our partners from SOLVing3D and IES Elektronikentwicklung (electronic development). The sequence was recorded with a pco.dimax at 4500 frames/s and 912 x 912 pixel resolution.

scientific CMOS pco.edge - high dynamic and sensitivity (sCMOS)
A low light sequence out of the lab...

scientific CMOS pco.edge - high dynamic and sensitivity (sCMOS)

A low light sequence out of the lab window was taken in the dawn at 100 frames/s and 2560 x 2160 Pixel with our scientific CMOS (sCMOS) color camera pco.edge. The sequence is displayed three times at different levels of 16bit to 8bit scaling to show the details, which the pco.edge is able to detect in available light scenes.

Smokestack Blast in Slow Motion
The blast of two Bayernoil smokestacks...

Smokestack Blast in Slow Motion

The blast of two Bayernoil smokestacks or chimneys has been recorded by a pco.dimax at Full HD resolution. One of the smokestacks was made of bricks and the other one of concrete. You can discover this in the way they fall.

Popcorn in Slow Motion
A pan with popcorn is recorded with a...

Popcorn in Slow Motion

A pan with popcorn is recorded with a high speed camera pco.dimax with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixel) at 2000 frames/s. Still the "popping" of the corn is a pretty fast event.

pco.dimax highspeed gallery: Mentos in Coke (2.)
Mentos in Coke...
What happens, if a piece of Mentos falls...

Mentos in Coke...

What happens, if a piece of Mentos falls into a fresh bottle of Coke light - watch it with more than Full HD (2016 x 2016 pixel) at 1100 frames per second.

Magic Hot Drops in Slow Motion
Norbert Porta (sciencedocu.de) has...

Magic Hot Drops in Slow Motion

Norbert Porta (sciencedocu.de) has recorded a set of slow motion sequences of water drops, which fall on a hot heating plate. He used a pco.dimax S highspeed camera for this purpose and filmed the drops from 2000 frames/s (1920 x 1080 pixel) to 10 000 frames/s (768 x 448 pixel).

pco dicam gallery Imaging flux ropes in laboratory plasmas
Imaging flux ropes in laboratory plasmas
False color images of single and...

Imaging flux ropes in laboratory plasmas

False color images of single and multiple flux ropes in hydrogen plasma reveal helically twisted structures. Images taken with the dicam pro intensified CCD camera.

pco hsfc pro gallery: Titanium Wire Explosion
Titanium Wire Explosion
The temporal evolution of the plasma was...

Titanium Wire Explosion

The temporal evolution of the plasma was investigated with a ultra-speed hsfc pro imaging system

pco sensicam gallery: Flow Visualization PIV
Flow Visualization
Particle Image Velocimetry
Mixing...

Flow Visualization

Particle Image Velocimetry
Mixing characterization at NRC/IAR spray Lab Instantaneous 2-D image of the two fuel jets mixing with a swirling cross-flow of air.

pco.sensicam gallery: Fuel Spray
Fuel Spray
PLIF - gas jet from a .94" diameter...

Fuel Spray

PLIF - gas jet from a .94" diameter poppet-type fuel valve with a .25" lift.

pco pixelfly gallery: Injection & Burning - Diesel engine
Injection & Burning - Diesel engine
Endoscopic view into a diesel engine

Injection & Burning - Diesel engine

Endoscopic view into a diesel engine

pco dicam gallery: Injection & Burning
Injection & Burning
Investigation of the influence of the...

Injection & Burning

Investigation of the influence of the rail pressure on injection and combustion in a diesel engine.