Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Research article
11 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 11 Jan 2018

Online differentiation of mineral phase in aerosol particles by ion formation mechanism using a LAAP-TOF single-particle mass spectrometer

Nicholas A. Marsden, Michael J. Flynn, James D. Allan, and Hugh Coe


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Nov 2017) by Pierre Herckes
Short summary
Mineralogy of silicate mineral dust has a strong influence on climate and ecosystems due to variation in physiochemical properties that result from differences in composition and crystal structure (mineral phase). Traditional offline methods of analysing mineral phase are labour intensive and the temporal resolution of the data is lost. We introduce a novel technique that enables the online differentiation of mineral phase in silicate particles by single-particle mass spectrometry.