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Gherman, T.,Venables, D. S.,Vaughan, S.,Orphal, J.,Ruth*, A. A.;
Environmental Science & Technology
Incoherent broadband cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy in the near-ultraviolet: Application to HONO and NO2
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The first application of incoherent broadband cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy (IBBCEAS) in the near-ultraviolet for the simultaneous detection of two key atmospheric trace species, HONO and NO2, is reported. For both compounds the absorption is measured between 360 and 380 nm with a compact cavity-enhanced spectrometer employing a high power light-emitting diode. Detection limits of similar to 4 ppbv for HONO and similar to 14 ppbv for NO2 are reported for a static gas cell setup using a 20 s acquisition time. Based on an acquisition time of 10 min and an optical cavity length of 4.5 m detection limits of similar to 0.13 ppbv and similar to 0.38 ppbv were found for HONO and NO2 in a 4 m(3) atmospheric simulation chamber, demonstrating the usefulness of this approach for in situ monitoring of these important species in laboratory studies or field campaigns.

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