Articles | Volume 16, issue 24
Research article
15 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 15 Dec 2023

Characterization of the planar differential mobility analyzer (DMA P5): resolving power, transmission efficiency and its application to atmospheric relevant cluster measurements

Zhengning Xu, Jian Gao, Zhuanghao Xu, Michel Attoui, Xiangyu Pei, Mario Amo-González, Kewei Zhang, and Zhibin Wang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-147', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2023-147', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Aug 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2023-147', Juan Fernandez de la Mora, 09 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Zhibin Wang on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Oct 2023) by Mingjin Tang
RR by Juan Fernandez de la Mora (17 Oct 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Oct 2023) by Mingjin Tang
AR by Zhibin Wang on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Planar differential mobility analyzers (DMAs) have higher ion transmission efficiency and sizing resolution compared to cylindrical DMAs and are more suitable for use with mass spectrometers (MSs). Performance of the latest planar DMA (P5) was characterized. Sizing resolution and ion transmission efficiency were 5–16 times and ∼10 times higher than cylindrical DMAs. Sulfuric acid clusters were measured by DMA(P5)-MSs. This technique can be applied for natural products and biomolecule analysis.