Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5531–5543, 2016

Special issue: Results from the ice nucleation research unit (INUIT) (ACP/AMT...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5531–5543, 2016

Research article 04 May 2016

Research article | 04 May 2016

Laboratory-generated mixtures of mineral dust particles with biological substances: characterization of the particle mixing state and immersion freezing behavior

Stefanie Augustin-Bauditz et al.


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ED: Publish as is (09 Apr 2016) by Allan Bertram
Short summary
In this study, we mixed a pure mineral dust sample with ice active biological material and quantified the immersion freezing behavior of the resulting particles utilizing the Leipzig Aerosol Cloud Interaction Simulator (LACIS). Furthermore, we used different methods to investigate the mixing state of our generated aerosol. We found that internally mixed particles, containing ice active biological material, follow the ice nucleation behavior observed for the pure biological particles.
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