Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3661–3671, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3661–3671, 2016

Research article 09 Aug 2016

Research article | 09 Aug 2016

Potential of needle trap microextraction–portable gas chromatography–mass spectrometry for measurement of atmospheric volatile compounds

Luís Miguel Feijó Barreira et al.

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