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Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3817-3836, 2016
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Special issue: Results from the ice nucleation research unit (INUIT) (ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3817-3836, 2016
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 18 Aug 2016

Research article | 18 Aug 2016

Development and characterization of an ice-selecting pumped counterflow virtual impactor (IS-PCVI) to study ice crystal residuals

Naruki Hiranuma et al.
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A new pumped counterflow virtual impactor (PCVI) called the ice-selecting PCVI (IS-PCVI) has been developed to collect ice crystal residuals for investigating physico-chemical properties of ice-nucleating particles. The results show that the ice crystals of volume-equivalent diameter ~ 10 to 30 µm can be efficiently separated from the supercooled droplets and interstitial particles. The IS-PCVI is efficient when the counterflow-to-input flow ratio is within 0.09 to 0.18.
A new pumped counterflow virtual impactor (PCVI) called the ice-selecting PCVI (IS-PCVI) has...