Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4345–4360, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4345-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4345–4360, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4345-2018

Research article 23 Jul 2018

Research article | 23 Jul 2018

Exploring femtosecond laser ablation in single-particle aerosol mass spectrometry

Ramakrishna Ramisetty et al.

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In this study we coupled a laser ablation aerosol time-of-flight (LAAPTOF) single-particle mass spectrometer, originally equipped with an excimer laser, to a femtosecond laser. The objective was to assess the influence of the higher laser power density of the femtosecond laser on ablation–ionization of atmospheric particles, ion signal, and ultimately quantitative abilities of the single-particle mass spectrometer.