Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Research article
11 Jun 2015
Research article |  | 11 Jun 2015

The role of organic condensation on ultrafine particle growth during nucleation events

D. Patoulias, C. Fountoukis, I. Riipinen, and S. N. Pandis

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A new aerosol dynamics model (DMANx) describing the organic vapor condensation on nanoparticles based on the volatility basis set framework is used to simulate typical nucleation events in two contrasting environments in Hyytiälä (Finland) and Finokalia (Greece). The role of semivolatile, low, and extremely low volatility organics and the corresponding surface energies is investigated.
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