A differential mobility analyzer and a Faraday cup electrometer for operation at 200-930 Pa pressure

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  • We have developed a differential mobility analyzer (DMA) based on the DMA devised by Seto et al. (1997) and a Faraday cup electrometer for measurement of nanometer-sized particles at a few hundred Pa and examined the operating characteristics of the DMA using the tandem DMA technique. The tandem DMA calibration establishes that the DMA successfully classifies particles in the 200-930 Pa pressure range. It was also found that the transfer function of the DMA follows the triangular transfer function and the resolution of the DMA is close to that given for an ideal case. As a standard of a minimum pressure that may be probed with the present DMA system, 400 Pa is estimated when the DMA operates with a 3 nl min-1 sheath flow and a 1 nl min-1 aerosol flow rate.
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  • Seol KS; Tsutatani Y; Camata RP; Yabumoto J; Isomura S; Okada Y; Okuyama K; Takeuchi K
  • Start Page

  • 1389
  • End Page

  • 1395
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 12