Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Research article
12 May 2023
Research article |  | 12 May 2023

Photo-induced shrinking of aqueous glycine aerosol droplets

Shinnosuke Ishizuka, Oliver Reich, Grégory David, and Ruth Signorell


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2023-6', James Donaldson, 20 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Ruth Signorell, 16 Mar 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Ruth Signorell, 28 Mar 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2023-6', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Ruth Signorell, 16 Mar 2023
  • EC1: 'Editor's Comment on acp-2023-6', Ryan Sullivan, 07 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ruth Signorell on behalf of the Authors (04 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (07 Apr 2023) by Ryan Sullivan
AR by Ruth Signorell on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Photosensitizers play an important role in the photochemistry of atmospheric aerosols. Our study provides evidence that mesoscopic glycine clusters forming in aqueous droplets act as unconventional photosensitizers in the visible light spectrum. We observed the influence of these photoactive molecular aggregates in single optically trapped aqueous droplets. Such mesoscopic photosensitizers might be more important for aerosol photochemistry than previously anticipated.
Final-revised paper