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Surface analysis of the size-fractioned urban aerosols by secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)



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The secondary ion mass spectrometry method (ToF-SIMS) has been applied to the analysis of some mineral and organic species on the surface layers of airborne urban particulates. Particulate matter was collected on aluminum sheets of the 8-stage Anderson type cascade impactor from three different sampling sites in the city of Lodz, Poland, which were different in terms of aerosol source apportionment. The obtained results show that vehicle combustion products occur mainly in fine fraction with aerodynamic diameters below 1µm. The main contribution to the mineral components comes from direct and traffic related soil resuspension. [...]










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  • Institute of General and Ecological Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, 90-924, Łódź, Poland
  • Institute of Applied Radiation Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, 90-924, Łódź, Poland


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