Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Research article
03 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 03 Dec 2021

Molecular-scale description of interfacial mass transfer in phase-separated aqueous secondary organic aerosol

Mária Lbadaoui-Darvas, Satoshi Takahama, and Athanasios Nenes


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-488', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-488', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Jul 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-488', Mária Lbadaoui-Darvas, 20 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Mária Lbadaoui-Darvas on behalf of the Authors (20 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Sep 2021) by Barbara Ervens
ED: Publish as is (07 Oct 2021) by Barbara Ervens
AR by Mária Lbadaoui-Darvas on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2021)  Author's response
Short summary
Aerosol–cloud interactions constitute the most uncertain contribution to climate change. The uptake kinetics of water by aerosol is a central process of cloud droplet formation, yet its molecular-scale mechanism is unknown. We use molecular simulations to study this process for phase-separated organic particles. Our results explain the increased cloud condensation activity of such particles and can be generalized over various compositions, thus possibly serving as a basis for future models.
Final-revised paper