Special Issue "Advanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Its Applications"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Atmospheric Techniques, Instruments, and Modeling".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 May 2023 | Viewed by 168

Special Issue Editors

Ningbo Research Institute, Zhejiang University, Ningbo 315100, China
Interests: absorption spectroscopy; photoacoustic spectroscopy; trace gas detection; atmospheric aerosol; black carbon
Institute of Laser Spectroscopy, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
Interests: new photoacoustic and photothermal sensing technology; tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy; development and testing of optoelectronic instruments; trace gas detection; absorption spectroscopy
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Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l’Atmosphère, University of Littoral Opal Coast, 59140 Dunkerque, France
Interests: absorption spectroscopy; photoacoustic spectroscopy; trace gas detection; atmospheric and marine aerosol; black carbon; optical measurement by drone

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Particulate matter (PM) and trace gas sensors with the advantages of low cost, high sensitivity, and high selectivity are strongly required in a broad range of applications, from atmospheric monitoring to industrial process control, and from life science research to biomedical application. Photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) is recognized as one of the best tools for PM and trace gas sensing, which relies on the detection of acoustic signals resulting from the light absorption of a modulated laser radiation by the target species. Various photoacoustic approaches have been developed using different acoustic transducers, including condenser and electret microphones, quartz tuning fork (QTF), micromachined cantilever, microelectromechanical systems (MEMSs), etc. Different photoacoustic cell structures have been reported for improving photo-acoustic signals and suppressing noise to further enhance the sensor performance. PAS sensors have one unique advantage, which is that their performance is proportional to excitation optical power. Many methods have been investigated to build up high optical power in the PAS cell to improve the sensitivity of PAS gas detection. Therefore, various photoacoustic techniques with different acoustic transducers and PAS cell structures have been reported with ultra-high sensitivity of parts-per-trillion. The purpose of this Special Issue is to concentrate on advanced photoacoustic spectroscopy based on novel acoustic transducers and novel PAS cell structures developed for various applications, including atmospheric monitoring, industrial process control, biomedical application, etc.

Dr. Gaoxuan Wang
Prof. Dr. Lei Dong
Dr. Tong Nguyen Ba
Guest Editors

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  • absorption spectroscopy
  • photoacoustic spectroscopy
  • trace gas detection
  • atmospheric aerosol
  • black carbon

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