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University of California at Berkeley

PTR-TOF 8000 and PTR-QMS

Affiliation: University of California at Berkeley, California, USA

IONICON instruments: 1x PTR-TOF 8000; 1x PTR-QMS

Contact person: Prof. Allen H. Goldstein

“Why is an IONICON PTR-MS very well suited for your measurement tasks?”

Prof. Goldstein told us: "We use IONICON PTR-MS and PTR-TOFMS instruments for real-time measurements of a broad array of VOCs in the atmosphere, including ecosystem and aircraft scale flux measurements, direct emissions from plants and microbial cultures, controlled laboratory oxidation studies of VOC reactions and secondary aerosol formation, and field studies of atmospheric chemistry and air pollution. The rapid response and low detection limits made possible by these instruments are critical to our scientific investigations."

Most relevant scientific papers and conference presentations:

Misztal, P. K., T. Karl, R. Weber, H.H. Jonsson, A.B. Guenther, A.H. Goldstein, Airborne flux measurements of biogenic volatile organic compounds over California, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 14, 7965-8013, doi:10.5194/acpd-14-7965-2014, 2014.

Park, J.-H., S. Fares, R. Weber, and A. H. Goldstein, Biogenic volatile organic compound emissions during BEARPEX 2009 measured by eddy covariance and flux-gradient similarity methods, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 231-244, doi:10.5194/acp-14-231-2014, 2014.   PDF

Park., J-H., A.H. Goldstein, J. Timkovsky, S. Fares, R. Weber, J. Karlik, R. Holzinger, Active Atmosphere-Ecosystem Exchange of the Vast Majority of Detected Volatile Organic Compounds, Science, Vol. 341 no. 6146 pp. 643-647, doi: 10.1126/science.1235053, 2013.  PDF

Worton, D.R., J.D. Surratt, B.W. LaFranchi, A.W.H. Chan, Y. Zhao, R.J. Weber, J-H. Park, J.B. Gilman, J. deGouw, C. Park, G. Schade, M. Beaver, J/M. St. Clair, J. Crounse, P. Wennberg, G.M. Wolfe, S. Harrold, J.A. Thornton, D.K. Farmer, K.S. Docherty, M.J. Cubison, J-L. Jimenez, A.A. Frossard, L..M. Russell, K. Kristensen, M. Glasius, J. Mao, X. Ren, W. Brune, E.C. Browne, S.E. Pusede, R.C. Cohen, J.H. Seinfeld, A.H. Goldstein, Observational insights into aerosol formation from isoprene, Enviro. Sci. & Technol.,, 47, 11403 11413, 2013.   PDF

Karl, T., P.K. Misztal, H.H. Jonsson, S. Shertz,  A.H. Goldstein, A.B. Guenther, Airborne flux measurements of BVOCs above Californian oak forests: Experimental investigation of surface and entrainment fluxes, OH densities and Dahmköhler numbers, J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 3277-3287,  DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-054.1, 2013.  PDF

Holzinger, R., A. H.Goldstein, P. L. Hayes, J. L. Jimenez, and J. Timkovsky, Chemical evolution of organic aerosol in Los Angeles during the CalNex 2010 study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10125-10141, doi:10.5194/acp-13-10125-2013, 2013.   HTML

Park, J.-H., A. H. Goldstein, J. Timkovsky, S. Fares, R. Weber, J. Karlik, and R. Holzinger, Eddy covariance emission and deposition flux measurements using proton transfer reaction-time of flight-mass spectrometry (PTR-TOF-MS): comparison with PTR-MS measured vertical gradients and fluxes, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 20435-20482, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-20435-2012, 2012. HTML

Fares, S., J-H. Park, D.R. Gentner, R. Weber, E. Ormeño, J. Karlik, and A.H. Goldstein, Seasonal cycles of biogenic volatile organic compound fluxes and concentrations in a California citrus orchard, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 9865-9880, doi:10.5194/acp-12-9865-2012, 2012.   HTML

Jardine, K., R.K. Monson, L. Abrell, S.R. Saleska, A. Arneth, A. Jardine, F.Y. Ishida, A.M.Y. Serrano, P. Artaxo, T. Karl, S. Fares, A. Goldstein, F. Loreto, and T. Huxman, Within-plant isoprene oxidation confirmed by direct emissions of oxidation products, Global Change Biology, 18, 973–984, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02610.x, 2012. PDF

Goldstein, A.H., J.F. Karlik, S. Fares, E. Ormeno Lafuente, D. Gentner, J-H. Park, R. Weber, M. McKay, Flux Measurements of Biogenic Precursors to Ozone and Particulate Matter in the Central Valley, Final Report, California Air Resources Board Award No. 06-329, August 16, 2011.   PDF

Worton, D. R., A. H. Goldstein, D. K. Farmer, K.S. Docherty, J.L. Jimenez, J.B. Gilman, W.C.  Kuster, J. de Gouw, B.J. Williams, N.M. Kreisberg, S.V. Hering, G. Bench, M. McKay, K. Kristensen, M. Glasius, J.D. Surratt, and J.H. Seinfeld, Origins and composition of fine atmospheric carbonaceous aerosol in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10219-10241, doi:10.5194/acp-11-10219-2011, 2011. PDF SUPPLEMENT

Fares, S., D.R. Gentner, J-H. Park, E. Ormeno, J. Karlik, A.H. Goldstein, Biogenic emissions from Citrus species in California, Atmospheric Environment, 45, 4557-4568, 2011. PDF

Wolfe, G. M., Thornton, J. A., Bouvier-Brown, N. C., Goldstein, A. H., Park, J.-H., McKay, M., Matross, D. M., Mao, J., Brune, W. H., LaFranchi, B. W., Browne, E. C., Min, K.-E., Wooldridge, P. J., Cohen, R. C., Crounse, J. D., Faloona, I. C., Gilman, J. B., Kuster, W. C., de Gouw, J. A., Huisman, A., and Keutsch, F. N.: The Chemistry of Atmosphere-Forest Exchange (CAFE) Model – Part 2: Application to BEARPEX-2007 observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1269-1294, doi:10.5194/acp-11-1269-2011, 2011. PDF

Bouvier-Brown, N.C., R. Holzinger, K. Palitzsch, and A.H. Goldstein, Large emissions of sesquiterpenes and methyl chavicol quantified from branch enclosure measurements, Atmospheric Environment, 43, pp. 389-401, 2009. PDF

Schurgers, G., A. Arneth, R. Holzinger, A.H. Goldstein, Process-based modelling of biogenic monoterpene emissions: sensitivity to temperature and light, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 3409–3423, 2009. PDF

Galbally, I., S. Lawson, I. Weeks, S. Bentley, R. Gillett, M. MeyerA, and A. Goldstein, "Volatile organic compounds in marine air at Cape Grim, Australia", Environmental Chemistry, 4, 178-182, doi:10.1071/EN07024, 2007.

Holzinger, R., D.B. Millet, B. Williams, N. Kreisberg, S.V. Hering, J. Jimenez, J.D. Allan, D.R. Worsnop, A.H. Goldstein, "Emission, oxidation, and SOA formation of volatile organic compounds as observed at the ICARTT Chebogue Pt Nova Scotia field site", Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D10S24, doi:10.1029/2006JD007599, 2007. PDF

Shaw, S.L., F.M. Mitloehner, W. Jackson, E.J. DePeters, J.G. Fadel, P.H. Robinson, R. Holzinger, and A.H. Goldstein, "Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Dairy Cows and Their Waste as Measured by Proton-Transfer-Reaction Mass Spectrometry", Environmental Science and Technology, ASAP Web Release Date 13-Jan-2007, DOI: 10.1021/es061475e, 2007. PDF

Lee, A., A.H. Goldstein, N.L. Ng, J.H. Kroll, V. Varutbangkul, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, "Gas-phase products and secondary aerosol yields from the photooxidation of sixteen different terpenes", Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D17305, doi:10.1029/2006JD007050, 2006. PDF

Holzinger, R., A. Lee, M. McKay, and A.H. Goldstein, "Seasonal variability of monoterpene emission factors for a Ponderosa pine plantation in California", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6, 1267-1274, 2006. PDF

Ng, N.L., J.H. Kroll, M.D. Keywood, R. Bahreini, V. Varutbangkul, R.C. Flagan, J.H. Seinfeld, A. Lee, and A.H. Goldstein, "Contribution of first- versus second-generation products to secondary organic aerosols formed in the oxidation of biogenic hydrocarbons", Environmental Science & Technology, 40, 2283-2297, 2006. PDF

Lee, A., A.H. Goldstein, M.D. Keywood, S. Gao, V. Varutbangkul, R. Bahreini, N.L. Ng, R.C. Flagan, and J.H. Seinfeld, "Gas-phase products and secondary aerosol yields from the ozonolysis of ten different terpenes", Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D07302, doi:10.1029/2005JD006437, 2006. PDF

Varutbangkul, V., F.J. Brechtel, R. Bahreini, N.L. Ng, M.D. Keywood, J.H. Kroll, R.C. Flagan, J.H. Seinfeld, A. Lee, and A. Goldstein, "Hygroscopicity of secondary organic aerosols formed by oxidation of cycloalkenes, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and related compounds", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6, 2367–2388, 2006. PDF

Lee, A., G. Shade, R. Holzinger, and A. Goldstein, "A comparison of new measurements of total monoterpene flux with improved measurements of speciated monoterpene flux", Atmopsheric Chemistry and Physics, 5, 505-513, 2005. PDF

Holzinger, R., A. Lee , K.T. Paw U, and A.H. Goldstein, "Observations of oxidation products above a forest imply biogenic emissions of very reactive compounds", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 67-75, SRef-ID:1680-7324/acp/2005-5-6, 2005. PDF