Instruments and Tools

Gas phase instruments

Aerosol instruments

Particle sizers and counters

  • Aerodynamic Particle Sizer (APS)
  • Condensation Particle Counters (CPCs)
  • Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS)
  • Fast Mobility Particle Sizer (FMPS)
  • Cloud Condensation Nuclei Counter (CCNC)

Aerosol mass spectrometers (AMS)

Aerosol Chambers

Black carbon instruments

  • Aethalometer
  • Multi-Angle Absorption Photometer (MAAP)
  • Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2)

Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM)

Chemical Analysis

Isotope ratio mass-spectrometers (IRMS)

  • Elemental-Analyser - IRMS (for total organic matter)
  • Pyrolysis – IRMS (for water and organic matter)
  • Gasbench/Precon – IRMS (for gas samples)
  • GC - IRMS (for individual compounds after gas chromatography)
  • HPLC – IRMS (for individual compounds after liquid chromatography)
  • Quantum Cascade Laser – Isotope analysis (for CO2)
more on isotopes


  • DewPointMirror
  • WeddAcIcMs