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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000085210
Veröffentlicht am 23.08.2018

Exploring femtosecond laser ablation in single-particle aerosol mass spectrometry

Ramisetty, R.; Abdelmonem, A.; Shen, X.; Saathoff, H.; Leisner, T.; Mohr, C.

Size, composition, and mixing state of individual aerosol particles can be analysed in real time using single-particle mass spectrometry (SPMS). In SPMS, laser ablation is the most widely used method for desorption and ionization of particle components, often realizing both in one single step. Excimer lasers are well suited for this task due to their relatively high power density (107–1010Wcm−2) in nanosecond (ns) pulses at ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths and short triggering times. However, varying particle optical properties and matrix effects make a quantitative interpretation of this analytical approach challenging. In atmospheric SPMS applications, this influences both the mass fraction of an individual particle that is ablated, as well as the resulting mass spectral fragmentation pattern of the ablated material. The present study explores the use of shorter (femtosecond, fs) laser pulses for atmospheric SPMS. Its objective is to assess whether the higher laser power density of the fs laser leads to a more complete ionization of the entire particle and higher ion signal and thus improvement in the quantitative abilities of SPMS. W ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Aerosolforschung (IMK-AAF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1867-1381, 1867-8548
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-852105
KITopen ID: 1000085210
Erschienen in Atmospheric measurement techniques
Band 11
Heft 7
Seiten 4345-4360
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