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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2531–2543, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2531-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2531–2543, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2531-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 26 Apr 2019

Research article | 26 Apr 2019

B3010: a boosted TSI 3010 condensation particle counter for airborne studies

David Picard et al.
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We report here how we managed to improve the performance of an aerosol particle counter model TSI3010. Our device is based on a secondhand unit and reuses its core elements (saturator, condenser, optics). We redesigned the electronics and thermal management. Laboratory experiments show that the cutoff diameter was decreased from 10 to 2.5 nm, bringing the B3010 close to more complex and expensive products. These results may help designers and users improve the performance of their devices.
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