Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1989

Publication Title

Review of Scientific Instruments

Abstract

Multiparticle coincidence events in the scattering volume of the forward‐scattering spectrometer probe (FSSP) cause the instrument to bias the measurement of the particle size distribution of atmospheric aerosols toward large diameters. We employ a probabilistic model based on Poisson statistics to determine the average diameter and rms width of the actual size distribution as functions of the average diameter and rms width of the measured distribution. We compare our predictions to a Monte Carlo simulation of the FSSP operation

Original Citation

Lock, James A. and Edward A. Hovenac. "A Correction Algorithm for Particle-Size Distribution Measurements Made with the Forward-Scattering Spectrometer Probe." Review of Scientific Instruments 60 (1989): 1154-1160.

DOI

10.1063/1.1140277

Version

Publisher's PDF

Volume

60

Issue

6

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