Melissa S Reinard

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Three independent single particle mass spectrometers measured Pb in individual aerosol particles. These data provide unprecedented sensitivity and statistical significance for the measurement of Pb in single particles. This paper explores the reasons for the frequency of Pb in fine particles now that most gasoline is unleaded. Trace amounts of Pb were found(More)
Covariance mapping is used to study ion formation mechanisms in laser desorption ionization of individual 50 or 220 nm diameter particles having compositions similar to ambient aerosol. Single particle mass spectra are found to vary substantially from particle to particle. This variation is systematic--the energetically preferred ions (e.g., lowest(More)
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