Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5645–5656, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5645-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5645–5656, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5645-2020
Research article
13 May 2020
Research article | 13 May 2020

New particle formation and sub-10 nm size distribution measurements during the A-LIFE field experiment in Paphos, Cyprus

Sophia Brilke et al.

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Atmospheric particle size distributions with the focus on freshly nucleated particles were measured during the A-LIFE field experiment in Cyprus. A DMA-train was set up for the first time in an atmospheric environment and captures the sub-10 nm particle dynamics. Several new particle formation (NPF) events are studied in detail, of which some did not show particle growth beyond 10 nm indicating that NPF may occur more frequently than estimated when the sub-10 nm size range is not covered.
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