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Aerosol particles below Math - text in diameter. These generally are the most numerous among all particles in the air. Their concentrations can be determined with the Aitken counter which measures total particle number density. Owing to their small size, Aitken particles contribute little to the total mass concentration of all aerosol particles; this is determined primarily by particles of diameter Math - ei.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167 (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2173
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A.Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2008-10-07; version: 2.0.2.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.A00201.
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