Recent developments in the mass spectrometry of atmospheric aerosols.

  title={Recent developments in the mass spectrometry of atmospheric aerosols.},
  author={Urs Baltensperger and Robert D. Chirico and Peter F DeCarlo and Josef Dommen and Kathrin Gaeggeler and Maarten F Heringa and Mingli Li and Andr{\'e} S. H. Pr{\'e}v{\^o}t and M. Rami Alfarra and Deborah S. Gross and Markus Kalberer},
  journal={European journal of mass spectrometry},
  volume={16 3},
Atmospheric aerosol particles consist of a highly complex mixture of thousands of different compounds. Mass spectrometric techniques are well suited for the analysis of these particles, with each method of analysis having specific advantages and disadvantages. On-line techniques offer high time resolution and thus allow for the investigation of rapidly changing signals. They typically measure either single particles or the average non-refractory submicrometer aerosol. Off-line techniques are… CONTINUE READING