Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14939–14948, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14939-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 14939–14948, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-14939-2018

Research article 17 Oct 2018

Research article | 17 Oct 2018

A thermodynamic description for the hygroscopic growth of atmospheric aerosol particles

Dimitri Castarède and Erik S. Thomson

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We present a new description for the continuous transition of soluble atmospheric particulate from dry to completely dissolved particles. The theoretical development is motivated by observations that suggest particle surfaces begin to dissolve even at very low relative humidities. The results extend the understanding of the potential phase behavior of atmospheric particles with a wide range of implications.
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