Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Research article
11 May 2022
Research article |  | 11 May 2022

Design, characterization, and first field deployment of a novel aircraft-based aerosol mass spectrometer combining the laser ablation and flash vaporization techniques

Andreas Hünig, Oliver Appel, Antonis Dragoneas, Sergej Molleker, Hans-Christian Clemen, Frank Helleis, Thomas Klimach, Franziska Köllner, Thomas Böttger, Frank Drewnick, Johannes Schneider, and Stephan Borrmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-271', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-271', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Oct 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-271', Nicholas Marsden, 11 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Andreas Hünig on behalf of the Authors (24 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (23 Mar 2022) by Troy Thornberry
AR by Andreas Hünig on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We have serially combined the two well-established methods for in situ real-time measurement of fine particle chemical composition, the single-particle laser ablation method and the flash evaporation with electron impact ionization method, into a novel instrument. Here we present the design; instrument characteristics, as derived from laboratory and field measurements; and results from the first field deployment during the 2017 StratoClim aircraft campaign.