A survey of jet aircraft PM by TEM in APEX III

Chung Hsuan Huang, Victoria M. Bryg, Randy L. Vander Wal

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Results are reported for sampling non-volatile particulate matter from field tests during the NASA led APEX III campaign. This paper reports observations of particulate emissions collected from a suite of jet engine aircraft to assess differences and similarities in soot macro- micro- and nanostructure using TEM. Aggregates are compact, primary particle sizes varied and nanostructure is mixed. Comparisons are made to soot from a laboratory flame as a well-studied reference. Results are interpreted in terms of turbulence interacting with the different stages of particle formation and growth with implications for atmospheric processing and climate impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)614-622
Number of pages9
JournalAtmospheric Environment
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • Atmospheric Science


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