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

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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.
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