Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Research article
15 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 15 Dec 2017

A humidity-controlled fast integrated mobility spectrometer (HFIMS) for rapid measurements of particle hygroscopic growth

Tamara Pinterich, Steven R. Spielman, Yang Wang, Susanne V. Hering, and Jian Wang


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AR by Tamara Pinterich on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Oct 2017) by Mingjin Tang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish as is (30 Oct 2017) by Mingjin Tang
Short summary
The ability of atmospheric particles to uptake water (particle hygroscopicity) is a key parameter in determining their impact on global climate. We present a humidity-controlled fast integrated mobility spectrometer (HFIMS) for rapid measurement of particle hygroscopicity. The HFIMS' performance evaluation shows that it is about an order of magnitude faster than traditional systems, greatly improving our capability to study particle hygroscopicity especially for rapidly evolving aerosols.