Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1619–1633, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1619-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1619–1633, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1619-2019

Research article 12 Mar 2019

Research article | 12 Mar 2019

Quantitative capabilities of STXM to measure spatially resolved organic volume fractions of mixed organic ∕ inorganic particles

Matthew Fraund et al.

Related authors

Optical properties and composition of viscous organic particles found in the Southern Great Plains
Matthew Fraund, Daniel J. Bonanno, Swarup China, Don Q. Pham, Daniel Veghte, Johannes Weis, Gourihar Kulkarni, Ken Teske, Mary K. Gilles, Alexander Laskin, and Ryan C. Moffet
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11593–11606, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11593-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11593-2020, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Technique: Laboratory Measurement | Topic: Data Processing and Information Retrieval
High-resolution optical constants of crystalline ammonium nitrate for infrared remote sensing of the Asian Tropopause Aerosol Layer
Robert Wagner, Baptiste Testa, Michael Höpfner, Alexei Kiselev, Ottmar Möhler, Harald Saathoff, Jörn Ungermann, and Thomas Leisner
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1977–1991, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1977-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1977-2021, 2021
Short summary
Assessing the sources of particles at an urban background site using both regulatory instruments and low-cost sensors – A comparative study
Dimitrios Bousiotis, Ajit Singh, Molly Haugen, David C. S. Beddows, Sebastián Diez, Pete M. Edwards, Adam Boies, Roy M. Harrison, and Francis D. Pope
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2021-11,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2021-11, 2021
Preprint under review for AMT
Short summary
Assessing the accuracy of low-cost optical particle sensors using a physics-based approach
David H. Hagan and Jesse H. Kroll
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6343–6355, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6343-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6343-2020, 2020
Short summary
Comparison of dimension reduction techniques in the analysis of mass spectrometry data
Sini Isokääntä, Eetu Kari, Angela Buchholz, Liqing Hao, Siegfried Schobesberger, Annele Virtanen, and Santtu Mikkonen
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2995–3022, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2995-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2995-2020, 2020
Short summary
Development of a new correction algorithm applicable to any filter-based absorption photometer
Hanyang Li, Gavin R. McMeeking, and Andrew A. May
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2865–2886, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2865-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2865-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Adachi, K. and Buseck, P. R.: Internally mixed soot, sulfates, and organic matter in aerosol particles from Mexico City, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 6469–6481, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-8-6469-2008, 2008. 
Altaf, M. B. and Freedman, M. A.: Effect of Drying Rate on Aerosol Particle Morphology, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 8, 3613–3618, 2017. 
Altaf, M. B., Zuend, A., and Freedman, M. A.: Role of nucleation mechanism on the size dependent morphology of organic aerosol, Chem. Commun., 52, 9220–9223, 2016. 
Artaxo, P., Gerab, F., and Rabello, M. L.: Elemental composition of aerosol particles from two atmospheric monitoring stations in the Amazon Basin, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B, 75, 277–281, 1993. 
Asano, H., Aoyama, T., Mizuno, Y., and Shiraishi, Y.: Highly Time-Resolved Atmospheric Observations Using a Continuous Fine Particulate Matter and Element Monitor, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 1, 580–590, 2017. 
Download
Short summary
Scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM) is a powerful tool which is able to determine the elemental and functional composition of aerosols on a subparticle level. The current work validates the use of STXM for quantitatively calculating the organic volume fraction of individual aerosols by applying the calculation to lab-prepared samples. The caveats and limitations for this calculation are shown as well.