Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Research article
16 Jul 2015
Research article |  | 16 Jul 2015

Changing shapes and implied viscosities of suspended submicron particles

Y. Zhang, M. S. Sanchez, C. Douet, Y. Wang, A. P. Bateman, Z. Gong, M. Kuwata, L. Renbaum-Wolff, B. B. Sato, P. F. Liu, A. K. Bertram, F. M. Geiger, and S. T. Martin


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AR by Yue Zhang on behalf of the Authors (17 Jun 2015)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Jun 2015) by Hang Su
AR by Yue Zhang on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The present work estimates the viscosity of submicron organic particles while they are still suspended as an aerosol without further post-processing techniques that can possibly alter the properties of semi-volatile materials. Results imply that atmospheric particles, at least those similar to the ones of this study and for low- to middle-RH regimes, can reach equilibrium or react rather slowly with the surrounding gas phase on time scales even longer than the residence time in the atmosphere.
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