Articles | Volume 10, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3609–3625, 2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3609–3625, 2017

Research article 04 Oct 2017

Research article | 04 Oct 2017

An electrospray chemical ionization source for real-time measurement of atmospheric organic and inorganic vapors

Yue Zhao et al.


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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Jul 2017) by Gavin Phillips
ED: Publish as is (09 Aug 2017) by Gavin Phillips
Short summary
We present a novel atmospheric pressure electrospray chemical ionization (ESCI) source that can generate intense and stable currents of several specific reagent ions using a range of salt solutions prepared in methanol. We couple the ESCI source to a high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometer (HRToF-MS) and assess instrument performance through calibrations using different gas standards and measurements of organic mixtures formed by ozonolysis of α-pinene.