Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Research article
02 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 02 Apr 2019

Effect of dry or wet substrate deposition on the organic volume fraction of core–shell aerosol particles

Hansol D. Lee, Chathuri P. Kaluarachchi, Elias S. Hasenecz, Jonic Z. Zhu, Eduard Popa, Elizabeth A. Stone, and Alexei V. Tivanski


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AR by Alexei Tivanski on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2019) by Mingjin Tang
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (10 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Feb 2019) by Mingjin Tang
AR by Alexei Tivanski on behalf of the Authors (05 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Mar 2019) by Mingjin Tang
Short summary
Dry and wet aerosol deposition modes are commonly used to collect particles on a solid substrate for experiments. We demonstrate, using single-particle microscopy and bulk methods, how the substrate-deposited particles with two components can yield the same core–shell morphology but different shell thicknesses depending on the deposition method. Thus we strongly advise future works to use wet deposition when possible to obtain accurate assessment of the single-particle organic volume fraction.