Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6551–6560, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6551-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 6551–6560, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-6551-2021

Research article 11 Oct 2021

Research article | 11 Oct 2021

Correcting bias in log-linear instrument calibrations in the context of chemical ionization mass spectrometry

Chenyang Bi et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-149', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Chenyang Bi, 10 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-149', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Chenyang Bi, 10 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Chenyang Bi on behalf of the Authors (10 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by Glenn Wolfe
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Short summary
Calibration techniques have been recently developed to log-linearly correlate analyte sensitivity with CIMS operating conditions particularly for compounds without authentic standards. In this work, we examine the previously ignored bias in the log-linear-based calibration method and estimate an average bias of 30 %, with 1 order of magnitude for less sensitive compounds in some circumstances. A step-by-step guide was provided to reduce and even remove the bias.