Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Research article
14 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2019

The effect of hydrophobic glassy organic material on the cloud condensation nuclei activity of particles with different morphologies

Ankit Tandon, Nicholas E. Rothfuss, and Markus D. Petters


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (21 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2019) by Manabu Shiraiwa
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Feb 2019) by Manabu Shiraiwa
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Feb 2019) by Manabu Shiraiwa
Short summary
Organic compounds may form a barrier to condensation. Such barriers have been hypothesized to prevent water and other substances from mixing with salt cores. This will hinder the particles' ability to aid cloud formation of < 100 nm particles. Here we perform experiments encasing particles in plastic shells akin to water bottles. Against expectations, the plastic shell did not alter the droplet activation behavior of the encased particles. Water appears to readily permeate the plastic shell.
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