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Volume 10, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3801–3820, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3801-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3801–3820, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3801-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 17 Oct 2017

Research article | 17 Oct 2017

Single-particle measurements of bouncing particles and in situ collection efficiency from an airborne aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) with light-scattering detection

Jin Liao et al.
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The Aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) has emerged as a widely used method for measuring the real-time, submicron, nonrefractory aerosol composition. A large uncertainty in accurate measurements with the AMS (the collection efficiency due to particle bounce) is evaluated in this paper using in situ measurements of particle light scattering. Current calculations of the collection efficiency reasonably predict this effect in acidic environments, resulting in more confidence for AMS results.
The Aerodyne aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS) has emerged as a widely used method for measuring...
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