Articles | Volume 22, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 155–171, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-155-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 155–171, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-155-2022

Research article 05 Jan 2022

Research article | 05 Jan 2022

Effects of oligomerization and decomposition on the nanoparticle growth: a model study

Arto Heitto et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-571', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-571', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Sep 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-571', Arto Heitto, 21 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Arto Heitto on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Nov 2021) by Hang Su
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Short summary
For atmospheric aerosol particles to take part in cloud formation, they need to be at least a few tens of nanometers in diameter. By using a particle condensation model, we investigated how two types of chemical reactions, oligomerization and decomposition, of organic molecules inside the particle may affect the growth of secondary aerosol particles to these sizes. We show that the effect is potentially significant, which highlights the importance of increasing understanding of these processes.
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