Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1307–1323, 2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 1307–1323, 2018

Research article 31 Jan 2018

Research article | 31 Jan 2018

Resolving nanoparticle growth mechanisms from size- and time-dependent growth rate analysis

Lukas Pichelstorfer et al.


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ED: Publish as is (05 Dec 2017) by Hang Su
Short summary
Quantification of new particle formation as a source of atmospheric aerosol is clearly of importance for climate and health aspects. In our new study we developed two analysis methods that allow retrieval of nanoparticle growth dynamics at much higher precision than it was possible so far. Our results clearly demonstrate that growth rates show much more variation than is currently known and suggest that the Kelvin effect governs growth in the sub-10 nm size range.
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