Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5033–5050, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5033-2019

Special issue: The CERN CLOUD experiment (ACP/AMT inter-journal SI)

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5033–5050, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5033-2019

Research article 12 Apr 2019

Research article | 12 Apr 2019

New particle formation from sulfuric acid and ammonia: nucleation and growth model based on thermodynamics derived from CLOUD measurements for a wide range of conditions

Andreas Kürten

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New particle formation and growth are important processes affecting climate and air quality. A significant fraction of newly formed particles originates from sulfuric acid, water, and ammonia. The present study introduces a new process model for the calculation of aerosol nucleation and growth rates for the sulfuric acid–ammonia system. The thermodynamic parameters enabling these calculations are derived from laboratory (CLOUD chamber) measurements.
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