Articles | Volume 15, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 14071–14089, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 14071–14089, 2015

Research article 21 Dec 2015

Research article | 21 Dec 2015

Hygroscopic properties and cloud condensation nuclei activation of limonene-derived organosulfates and their mixtures with ammonium sulfate

A. M. K. Hansen et al.


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Short summary
This paper presents the first study of the hygroscopic properties of limonene derived organosulfates (L-OS 250). The results showed that L-OS 250 particles are weakly hygroscopic and able to activate into cloud droplets. Particles of L-OS 250 mixed with ammonium sulfate were much more hygroscopic than expected from model parametrizations and the ZSR mixing rule, indicating that solubility and non-ideal droplet interactions could be important for the hygroscopic properties of the mixed particles.
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