Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Research article
01 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 01 Jun 2023

Collision-sticking rates of acid–base clusters in the gas phase determined from atomistic simulation and a novel analytical interacting hard-sphere model

Huan Yang, Ivo Neefjes, Valtteri Tikkanen, Jakub Kubečka, Theo Kurtén, Hanna Vehkamäki, and Bernhard Reischl


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1449', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1449', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by huan yang on behalf of the Authors (18 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Apr 2023) by Hinrich Grothe
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (02 May 2023)
ED: Publish as is (02 May 2023) by Hinrich Grothe
AR by huan yang on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2023)
Short summary
We present a new analytical model for collision rates between molecules and clusters of arbitrary sizes, accounting for long-range interactions. The model is verified against atomistic simulations of typical acid–base clusters participating in atmospheric new particle formation (NPF). Compared to non-interacting models, accounting for long-range interactions leads to 2–3 times higher collision rates for small clusters, indicating the necessity of including such interactions in NPF modeling.
Final-revised paper