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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7481–7493, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7481-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7481–7493, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-7481-2017

Research article 21 Jun 2017

Research article | 21 Jun 2017

Size-resolved chemical composition, effective density, and optical properties of biomass burning particles

Jinghao Zhai et al.

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The effective density, chemical composition, and optical properties of particles produced by burning rice straw were measured. Density distribution and single-particle mass spectrometry showed the size-dependent external mixing of black carbon, organic carbon, and potassium salts in biomass burning particles. Optical measurements indicated the significant presence of brown carbon in all particles. Though freshly emitted, light absorption enhancement was observed for particles larger than 200 nm.
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