Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9753–9768, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9753–9768, 2019

Research article 02 Aug 2019

Research article | 02 Aug 2019

Role of base strength, cluster structure and charge in sulfuric-acid-driven particle formation

Nanna Myllys et al.


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Short summary
In atmospheric sulfuric-acid-driven particle formation, bases are able to stabilize the initial molecular clusters and thus enhance particle formation. We have investigated the enhancing potential of different bases in atmospheric particle formation. We show that strong bases with low abundance are likely to dominate electrically neutral particle formation, whereas weak bases with high abundance have a larger role in ion-mediated particle formation.
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