Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4803–4815, 2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4803–4815, 2015

Research article 18 Nov 2015

Research article | 18 Nov 2015

Characterization of trace metals on soot aerosol particles with the SP-AMS: detection and quantification

S. Carbone et al.

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