Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2397–2411, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2397–2411, 2020

Research article 15 May 2020

Research article | 15 May 2020

Nitrate radical generation via continuous generation of dinitrogen pentoxide in a laminar flow reactor coupled to an oxidation flow reactor

Andrew T. Lambe et al.


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Short summary
We present a new method to continuously generate N2O5 in the gas phase that is injected into a reactor where it decomposes to generate nitrate radicals (NO3). To assess the applicability of the method towards different chemical systems, we present experimental and model characterization of the integrated NO3 exposure and other metrics as a function of operating conditions. We demonstrate the method by characterizing secondary organic aerosol particles generated from the β-pinene + NO3 reaction.