Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
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09 Aug 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 09 Aug 2021

The nano-scanning electrical mobility spectrometer (nSEMS) and its application to size distribution measurements of 1.5–25 nm particles

Weimeng Kong, Stavros Amanatidis, Huajun Mai, Changhyuk Kim, Benjamin C. Schulze, Yuanlong Huang, Gregory S. Lewis, Susanne V. Hering, John H. Seinfeld, and Richard C. Flagan


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-62', Juan Fernandez de la Mora, 29 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Weimeng Kong, 03 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-62', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Weimeng Kong, 03 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Weimeng Kong on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Jul 2021) by Charles Brock
AR by Weimeng Kong on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We present the design, modeling, and experimental characterization of the nano-scanning electrical mobility spectrometer (nSEMS), a recently developed instrument that probes particle physical properties in the 1.5–25 nm range. The nSEMS has proven to be extremely powerful in examining atmospheric nucleation and the subsequent growth of nanoparticles in the CERN CLOUD experiment, which provides a valuable asset to study atmospheric nanoparticles and to evaluate their impact on climate.