Thermal dispersion methods are used to produce a dry aerosol by heating the sample to high temperature and mixing the released product with a cold gas. The factors and conditions which severely affect the aerosol formation and transport with the use of electrothermal heating are treated in a tutorial form with respect to the knowledge of aerosol science. Some conclusions are also drawn on the systems in which other means of heating (e.g. lasers, sparks) are applied.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics