Articles | Volume 22, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6103–6114, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6103-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 6103–6114, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-6103-2022
Research article
10 May 2022
Research article | 10 May 2022

Molecular-level nucleation mechanism of iodic acid and methanesulfonic acid

An Ning 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-2021-595', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xiuhui Zhang, 24 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-595', Anonymous Referee #3, 27 Sep 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Xiuhui Zhang, 23 Nov 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2021-595', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Xiuhui Zhang, 23 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xiuhui Zhang on behalf of the Authors (23 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Jan 2022) by Markku Kulmala
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (21 Jan 2022)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Feb 2022) by Markku Kulmala
AR by Xiuhui Zhang on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2022) by Markku Kulmala
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Short summary
Iodic acid (IA) and methanesulfonic acid (MSA) were previously proved to be significant nucleation precursors in marine areas. However, the nucleation process involved in IA and MSA remains unclear. We show the enhancement of MSA on IA cluster formation and reveal the IAM-SA nucleating mechanism using a theoretical approach. This study helps to understand the clustering process in which marine sulfur- and iodine-containing species are jointly involved and its impact on new particle formation.
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