Determination of particle mass and charge by one electron differentials

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An instrument is described which is capable of measuring mass in picograms of a suspended particle to better than 0.5% and the exact number of electronic charges on the particles. The mass and charge are arrived at by automatically rebalancing a particle in a Millikan chamber after the particle absorbs or emits a single electron.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Aerosol Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Atmospheric Science


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