Articles | Volume 10, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2897–2921, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-2897-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 2897–2921, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-2897-2017

Research article 15 Aug 2017

Research article | 15 Aug 2017

Evaluation of the new capture vapourizer for aerosol mass spectrometers (AMS) through laboratory studies of inorganic species

Weiwei Hu et al.

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Aerosol mass spectrometers (AMS) from ARI are used widely to measure the non-refractory species in PM1. Recently, a new capture vapourizer (CV) has been designed to reduce the need for a bounce-related CE correction in the commonly used standard vapourizer (SV) installed in AMS. To test the CV, the fragments, CE and size distributions of four pure inorganic species in the CV-AMS are investigated in various laboratory experiments. Results from the co-located SV-AMS are also shown as a comparison.