Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3645–3661, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3645-2020

Special issue: In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3645–3661, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-3645-2020

Research article 26 Mar 2020

Research article | 26 Mar 2020

Characterising mass-resolved mixing state of black carbon in Beijing using a morphology-independent measurement method

Chenjie Yu et al.

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This study presents the first atmospheric application of a new morphology-independent measurement for the quantification of the mixing state of rBC-containing particles in urban Beijing as part of the UK–China APHH campaign. An inversion method has been applied for better quantification of rBC mixing state. The mass-resolved rBC mixing state information presented here has implications for detailed models of BC, its optical properties and its atmospheric life cycle.
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