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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Mar. 16, 2009
  • pp: 4659–4669

Evaporation kinetics of a non-spherical, levitated aerosol particle using optical resonance spectroscopy for precision sizing

Alessandro A. Zardini and Ulrich K. Krieger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 4659-4669 (2009)

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We describe how a time series of optical resonance spectra of an evaporating, non-spherical, irregular aerosol particle levitated in an electrodynamic balance exhibits patterns which are related to its evaporation kinetics. Simulated spectra of an evaporating, model aerosol particle show comparable features. If these patterns are used to deduce the particle size change with time, the resulting vapor pressures and enthalpies of vaporization compare favorably with literature data for both crystalline ammonium nitrate and succinic acid particles.

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OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2009
Published: March 9, 2009

Alessandro A. Zardini and Ulrich K. Krieger, "Evaporation kinetics of a non-spherical, levitated aerosol particle using optical resonance spectroscopy for precision sizing," Opt. Express 17, 4659-4669 (2009)

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