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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1987–2001, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1987-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1987–2001, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-1987-2021

Measurement report 10 Feb 2021

Measurement report | 10 Feb 2021

Measurement report: Sulfuric acid nucleation and experimental conditions in a photolytic flow reactor

David R. Hanson et al.

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We report experimental measurements of particle formation in a flow reactor that extend the results from this experiment to a total of more than 270 runs over a time period of ~3 years. This has allowed us to detect a general increase in the cleanliness of the system and improve our knowledge of its chemistry. In-house simulations allowed us to construct phenomenological free energies of molecular clusters of sulfuric acid and ammonia that are appropriate for application to the atmosphere.
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