Title

Size Distribution and Critical Supersaturation Spectrum of the Aerosol from an Electrically Heated Nichrome Wire

Abstract

An aerosol generator was constructed that produces particles from the Joule heating of a nichrome wire. This novel generator produced a stable output (±20%) over a 7 hour period. The approximate mean diameter was 24 nm. The critical supersaturation spectrum was measured and found to be quite high (5.4% for 24 nm particles), showing that this nichrome aerosol was highly insoluble. Energy dispersive spectroscopy showed that the percentage of Cr far exceeded that of Ni in the particles, whereas in the bulk wire, Cr has only one third the concentration of Ni.

Meeting Name

15th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (August 6 through August 11, 2000, Rolla, MO)

Department(s)

Chemistry

Second Department

Physics

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

1-56396-958-0

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0094-243X

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 American Institute of Physics (AIP), All rights reserved.


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