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Synonyms for soot

a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink

coat with soot

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The time integrated laser shadowgraph of the spray flame is shown in the mid-right of the figure to show the overall sooting tendency.
This flame is a relatively low tendency to sooting flame, for which the commonly adopted assumption of decoupling the gas phase from soot might be justified.
The next step will probably be something more complex, such as toluene, which is a highly sooting fuel.
If a candle or any other sooting flame really makes fullerenes on Earth, then logic suggests that stars make them too, Kroto and Smalley say.
This is due to movement of a sooting region in one of the jets into the path of the laser.