Articles | Volume 11, issue 8
Research article
09 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2018

Effects of temperature, pressure, and carrier gases on the performance of an aerosol particle mass analyser

Ta-Chih Hsiao, Li-Hao Young, Yu-Chun Tai, and Po-Kai Chang


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AR by Ta-Chih Hsiao on behalf of the Authors (25 Jun 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jun 2018) by Mingjin Tang
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (04 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish as is (13 Jul 2018) by Mingjin Tang
AR by Ta-Chih Hsiao on behalf of the Authors (21 Jul 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Ambient pressure and temperature can vary with location, which implies that classifying aerosol particle mass using APM might be influenced at high-altitude sites. On the other hand, when using the APM as a particle classifier coupled with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, argon would be required as the carrier gas. Therefore, air, oxygen and carbon dioxide were selected as carrier gases to evaluate the effect of gas viscosity and the mean free path on the performance of APM.