Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1565–1580, 2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1565–1580, 2021

Research article 04 Feb 2021

Research article | 04 Feb 2021

Mass accommodation and gas–particle partitioning in secondary organic aerosols: dependence on diffusivity, volatility, particle-phase reactions, and penetration depth

Manabu Shiraiwa and Ulrich Pöschl


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Short summary
Mass accommodation is a crucial process in secondary organic aerosol partitioning that depends on volatility, diffusivity, reactivity, and particle penetration depth of the chemical species involved. For efficient kinetic modeling, we introduce an effective mass accommodation coefficient that accounts for the above influencing factors, can be applied in the common Fuchs–Sutugin approximation, and helps to resolve inconsistencies and shortcomings of earlier experimental and model investigations.
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