Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Research article
28 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2023

Design and evaluation of a thermal precipitation aerosol electrometer (TPAE)

Shipeng Kang, Tongzhu Yu, Yixin Yang, Jiguang Wang, Huaqiao Gui, Jianguo Liu, and Da-Ren Chen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-22', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Daren Chen, 23 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2023-22', Christof Asbach, 06 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Daren Chen, 23 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Daren Chen on behalf of the Authors (26 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Apr 2023) by Xin Li
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (10 May 2023)
ED: Publish as is (11 May 2023) by Xin Li
AR by Daren Chen on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
A new aerosol electrometer, the thermal precipitation aerosol electrometer (TPAE), was designed for particles in sizes less than 300 nm, and its prototype performance was experimentally evaluated. The TPAE combines the thermal precipitator in the disk-to-disk configuration with a microcurrent measurement circuit board (i.e., pre-amplifier) for measuring the current carried by collected particles. Our performance study shows that the TPAE performance is consistent with the reference.