Aitken nuclei counter

Related Overviews


More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Ecology and Conservation
  • Earth Sciences and Geography


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Device for the estimation of the concentration of particles with radii of more than 0.001 μm in a sample of air. Air is made to expand in a chamber: this causes it to cool. Water vapour in it condenses on to particles, forming a mist whose opacity allows estimation of the number of particles present. See also aitken nucleus.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.