Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Research article
02 Sep 2021
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2021

Effects of aerosol size and coating thickness on the molecular detection using extractive electrospray ionization

Chuan Ping Lee, Mihnea Surdu, David M. Bell, Houssni Lamkaddam, Mingyi Wang, Farnoush Ataei, Victoria Hofbauer, Brandon Lopez, Neil M. Donahue, Josef Dommen, Andre S. H. Prevot, Jay G. Slowik, Dongyu Wang, Urs Baltensperger, and Imad El Haddad


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-22', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Imad El Haddad, 06 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-22', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Imad El Haddad, 06 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Imad El Haddad on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (09 Jul 2021) by Pierre Herckes
AR by Imad El Haddad on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EESI-MS) has been deployed for high throughput online detection of particles with minimal fragmentation. Our study elucidates the extraction mechanism between the particles and electrospray (ES) droplets of different properties. The results show that the extraction rate is likely affected by the coagulation rate between the particles and ES droplets. Once coagulated, the particles undergo complete extraction within the ES droplet.