Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 11–19, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-11-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 11–19, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-11-2022

Research article 03 Jan 2022

Research article | 03 Jan 2022

A study on the fragmentation of sulfuric acid and dimethylamine clusters inside an atmospheric pressure interface time-of-flight mass spectrometer

Dina Alfaouri 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: 'Interactive comment on "A study on the fragmentation of sulfuric acid and dimethylamine clusters inside an Atmospheric Pressure interface Time Of Flight Mass Spectrometer"', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dina Alfaouri, 16 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-184', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dina Alfaouri, 16 Sep 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-184', Anonymous Referee #3, 31 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Dina Alfaouri, 16 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Dina Alfaouri on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Oct 2021) by Daniela Famulari
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Short summary
To study what is happening in the atmosphere, it is important to be able to measure the molecules and clusters present in it. In our work, we studied an artifact that happens inside a mass spectrometer, in particular the fragmentation of clusters. We were able to quantify the fragmentation and retrieve the correct concentration and composition of the clusters using our dual (experimental and theoretical) approach.