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Research article
02 May 2017
Research article |  | 02 May 2017

A DMA-train for precision measurement of sub-10 nm aerosol dynamics

Dominik Stolzenburg, Gerhard Steiner, and Paul M. Winkler

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Aerosol particles produced by gas-to-particle conversion in the atmosphere might influence the climate due to their effects on cloud formation. Characterizing the early growth of newly formed particles is extremely challenging. We present the development and characterization of an instrument that measures the evolution of particles smaller than 10 nm with high time resolution and/or high sensitivity to low concentrations. It can help quantify the characteristics of early nanoparticle growth.