Articles | Volume 21, issue 15
Research article
05 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 05 Aug 2021

A predictive model for salt nanoparticle formation using heterodimer stability calculations

Sabrina Chee, Kelley Barsanti, James N. Smith, and Nanna Myllys


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-84', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Review for Chee et al.', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Nanna Myllys on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jun 2021) by Ari Laaksonen
Short summary
We explored molecular properties affecting atmospheric particle formation efficiency and derived a parameterization between particle formation rate and heterodimer concentration, which showed good agreement to previously reported experimental data. Considering the simplicity of calculating heterodimer concentration, this approach has potential to improve estimates of global cloud condensation nuclei in models that are limited by the computational expense of calculating particle formation rate.
Final-revised paper