Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3659–3671, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3659-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 3659–3671, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3659-2019

Research article 08 Jul 2019

Research article | 08 Jul 2019

Humidity effects on the detection of soluble and insoluble nanoparticles in butanol operated condensation particle counters

Christian Tauber et al.

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In this paper we show that sodium chloride particles with a mobility diameter below 10 nm indicate different activation regimes. The results of our studies reveal that with increasing humidity the activation of NaCl particles with a standard butanol-based CPC can be enhanced. For Ag this humidity dependence could not be observed – an indicator for the importance of molecular interactions between seed and vapor molecules.