Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5571–5587, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5571-2019

Special issue: Simulation chambers as tools in atmospheric research (AMT/ACP/GMD...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5571–5587, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5571-2019
Research article
29 Apr 2019
Research article | 29 Apr 2019

Insights into the morphology of multicomponent organic and inorganic aerosols from molecular dynamics simulations

Katerina S. Karadima et al.

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