Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Research article
18 May 2016
Research article |  | 18 May 2016

Effect of varying experimental conditions on the viscosity of α-pinene derived secondary organic material

James W. Grayson, Yue Zhang, Anke Mutzel, Lindsay Renbaum-Wolff, Olaf Böge, Saeid Kamal, Hartmut Herrmann, Scot T. Martin, and Allan K. Bertram


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AR by Allan Bertram on behalf of the Authors (03 Mar 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Mar 2016) by Thomas Koop
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Apr 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (13 Apr 2016)
ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2016) by Thomas Koop
AR by Allan Bertram on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The effect of several experimental parameters on the viscosity of secondary organic material (SOM) generated from the ozonolysis of α-pinene has been studied. The results demonstrate that the viscosity of SOM depends on the particle mass concentration at which SOM is produced, and the relative humidity (RH) at which the SOM is studied. Hence, particle mass concentration and RH should be considered when comparing experimental results for SOM, or extrapolating laboratory results to the atmosphere.
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