Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6999–7022, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6999-2021

Special issue: Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX) – Part II

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6999–7022, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6999-2021

Research article 07 May 2021

Research article | 07 May 2021

Water uptake of subpollen aerosol particles: hygroscopic growth, cloud condensation nuclei activation, and liquid–liquid phase separation

Eugene F. Mikhailov et al.

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Subpollen particles are a relatively new subset of atmospheric aerosol particles. When pollen grains rupture, they release cytoplasmic fragments known as subpollen particles (SPPs). We found that SPPs, containing a broad spectrum of biopolymers and hydrocarbons, exhibit abnormally high water uptake. This effect may influence the life cycle of SPPs and the related direct and indirect impacts on radiation budget as well as reinforce their allergic potential.
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