Magic CPC

Introducing the world’s first tippable, self-sustaining, compact, water-based condensation particle counter –
it’s like MAGIC!

The new MAGIC™ water-CPC uses a patented, three-stage “moderated” condensational growth system to enlarge particles as small as 6 nm into droplets that are easily detected optically (Hering et al, 2014).

M – Moderated
A – Aerosol
G – Growth with
I – Internal water
C – Cycling

  • Environmental air quality studies – especially useful for distributed monitors
  • Mobile studies in vehicles, aircraft, aboard ships, on drones and bicycles!
  • Indoor air quality monitoring
  • Health effects and epidemiology studies
  • Workplace monitoring for nanoparticles



Preliminary specifications for the MAGIC CPC instrument:

Particle Size Range 5 nm -> 3 µm diameter (tested with monodisperse ammonium sulfate aerosol)
Concentration Range 0 to 105 particles/cm3
Sample Flow Rate 0.3 L/min
Working Fluid Water (distilled or cleaner)
Averaging Time 1-300 seconds, user selectable
Communications USB and RS-232 9-pin DIN
Power 100-240 VAC / 12 VDC
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 20 cm  LWH (6 x 6 x 8 in)
Weight 1.5 Kg (excluding batteries or power supply)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Manufactured in the U.S.A. by Aerosol Dynamics Inc. U.S. Patents #6712881 and #8801838; German patent #10392241. Other patents pending.

Hering, S. V., Spielman, S. R., Lewis, G. L. (2014) Moderated, water-based condensational growth of particles in a laminar flow. Aerosol Science and Technology 48:401-40.