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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8243–8258

Generation and optical characterization of aerosol particles with controlled mixed composition

Vasanthi Sivaprakasam, J. E. Tucker, and Jay D. Eversole  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8243-8258 (2014)

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A method for controlled generation of composite aerosol particles is achieved by coating a core particle material, such as glass or polymer beads, with a second (analyte) material on the core surface. The mass fraction of the analyte can be varied over a wide range to generate resultant composite aerosol particles, which for the low end of analyte mass fractions has little influence on the particle size, but can be varied up to mass fractions nearly equivalent to the core material, as demonstrated in this paper. Analysis of this method was carried out using fluorescent analyte and core particle materials in separable spectral bands to measure both particle size distributions and fluorescent emission distributions on individual particle basis.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

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Original Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2014
Published: April 1, 2014

Vasanthi Sivaprakasam, J. E. Tucker, and Jay D. Eversole, "Generation and optical characterization of aerosol particles with controlled mixed composition," Opt. Express 22, 8243-8258 (2014)

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