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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14933–14947, 2019

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14933–14947, 2019
Research article
10 Dec 2019
Research article | 10 Dec 2019

Observations of highly oxidized molecules and particle nucleation in the atmosphere of Beijing

James Brean et al.

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Measurements of highly oxidized molecules measured during a summer campaign in Beijing are presented. These molecules represent an intermediary between gas-phase chemicals from which they are formed and airborne particles which form from them. Conclusions are drawn as to the factors affecting the formation of new particles within the Beijing atmosphere.
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