Articles | Volume 15, issue 19
Research article
30 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 30 Sep 2022

A new hot-stage microscopy technique for measuring temperature-dependent viscosities of aerosol particles and its application to farnesene secondary organic aerosol

Kristian J. Kiland, Kevin L. Marroquin, Natalie R. Smith, Shaun Xu, Sergey A. Nizkorodov, and Allan K. Bertram


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-151', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Kristian Kiland, 09 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-151', Markus Petters, 18 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Kristian Kiland, 09 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Kristian Kiland on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Sep 2022) by Francis Pope
RR by Markus Petters (01 Sep 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 Sep 2022)
ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2022) by Francis Pope
Short summary
Information on the viscosity of secondary organic aerosols is needed when making air quality, climate, and atmospheric chemistry predictions. Viscosity depends on temperature, so we developed a new method for measuring the temperature-dependent viscosity of small samples. As an application of the method, we measured the viscosity of farnesene secondary organic aerosol at different temperatures.