Thermal decomposition in thermal desorption instruments: importance of thermogram measurements for analysis of secondary organic aerosol

Harald Stark1,2, Reddy L. N. Yatavelli3, Samantha Thompson2,4, Hyungu Kang2,5, Jordan E. Krechmer1, Joel Kimmel6,7, Brett B Palm8, Weiwei Hu8, P. Hayes9, Doug A Day2,4, Pedro Campuzano Jost8, Penglin Ye1, Manjula R Canagaratna6, John Toulson Jayne6, Douglas R Worsnop6 and Jose L Jimenez2,4, (1)Aerodyne Research Inc., Billerica, MA, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)California Air Resources Board, El Monte, CA, United States, (4)University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Chemistry, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Colorado at Boulder, department of chemistry, Boulder, CO, United States, (6)Aerodyne Research Inc, Billerica, MA, United States, (7)Tofwerk AG, Thun, Switzerland, (8)University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)Universite de Montreal, Department of Chemistry, Montreal, QC, Canada