Articles | Volume 21, issue 24
Research article
17 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 17 Dec 2021

Evolution of volatility and composition in sesquiterpene-mixed and α-pinene secondary organic aerosol particles during isothermal evaporation

Zijun Li, Angela Buchholz, Arttu Ylisirniö, Luis Barreira, Liqing Hao, Siegfried Schobesberger, Taina Yli-Juuti, and Annele Virtanen


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-367', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Zijun LI, 20 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-367 Li et al.', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Zijun LI, 20 Oct 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-367', Anonymous Referee #3, 23 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Zijun LI, 20 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Zijun LI on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Oct 2021) by Arthur Chan
Short summary
We compared the evolution of two types of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) particles during isothermal evaporation. The sesquiterpene SOA particles demonstrated higher resilience to evaporation than α-pinene SOA particles generated under comparable conditions. In-depth analysis showed that under high-relative-humidity conditions, particulate water drove the evolution of particulate constituents by reducing the particle viscosity and initiating chemical aqueous-phase processes.
Final-revised paper