Articles | Volume 19, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8003–8019, 2019

Special issue: Multiphase chemistry of secondary aerosol formation under...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 8003–8019, 2019
Research article
18 Jun 2019
Research article | 18 Jun 2019

Interaction between succinic acid and sulfuric acid–base clusters

Yun Lin et al.

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Short summary
We have investigated the molecular interactions between succinic acid and sulfuric acid–base clusters in the presence of hydration, including ammonia and dimethylamine. Our results indicate that the multicomponent nucleation involving organic acids, sulfuric acid, and base species promotes new particle formation in the atmosphere, particularly under polluted conditions.
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