Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 355–367, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-355-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 355–367, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-355-2021

Research article 15 Jan 2021

Research article | 15 Jan 2021

On the calibration of FIGAERO-ToF-CIMS: importance and impact of calibrant delivery for the particle-phase calibration

Arttu Ylisirniö et al.

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FIGAERO-ToF-CIMS enables online volatility measurements of chemical compounds in ambient aerosols. Previously published volatility calibration results however differ from each other significantly. In this study we investigate the reason for this discrepancy. We found a major source of error in the widely used syringe deposition method and propose a new method for volatility calibration by using atomized calibration compounds.