Articles | Volume 18, issue 18
Research article
20 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 20 Sep 2018

Ice nucleation abilities of soot particles determined with the Horizontal Ice Nucleation Chamber

Fabian Mahrt, Claudia Marcolli, Robert O. David, Philippe Grönquist, Eszter J. Barthazy Meier, Ulrike Lohmann, and Zamin A. Kanji


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ED: Publish as is (31 Aug 2018) by Daniel Knopf
Short summary
The ice nucleation ability of different soot particles in the cirrus and mixed-phase cloud temperature regime is presented. The impact of aerosol particle size, particle morphology, organic matter and hydrophilicity on ice nucleation is examined. We propose ice nucleation proceeds via a pore condensation freezing mechanism for soot particles with the necessary physicochemical properties that nucleated ice well below water saturation.
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