Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Research article
11 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 11 Apr 2016

Organic and inorganic decomposition products from the thermal desorption of atmospheric particles

Brent J. Williams, Yaping Zhang, Xiaochen Zuo, Raul E. Martinez, Michael J. Walker, Nathan M. Kreisberg, Allen H. Goldstein, Kenneth S. Docherty, and Jose L. Jimenez


Total article views: 4,009 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
2,151 1,732 126 4,009 559 126 152
  • HTML: 2,151
  • PDF: 1,732
  • XML: 126
  • Total: 4,009
  • Supplement: 559
  • BibTeX: 126
  • EndNote: 152
Views and downloads (calculated since 18 Dec 2015)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 18 Dec 2015)


Saved (preprint)

Latest update: 23 Jun 2024
Short summary
The thermal desorption aerosol gas chromatograph (TAG) has been used for in situ measurements of organic marker compounds to identify atmospheric particle sources and transformation processes. Here we identify that inorganic aerosol components (e.g., nitrate and sulfate) and highly oxygenated organic components experience thermal decomposition upon sample heating. This thermal decomposition signal in the TAG system is investigated through laboratory and field data.