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Measurement of neutral sulfuric acid-dimethylamine clusters using CI-APi-TOF-MS

Simon, Mario and Kürten, Andreas and Jokinen, Tuija and Sarnela, Nina and Sipilä, Mikko and Rondo, Linda and Ehrhart, Sebastian and Junninen, Heikki and Hutterli, Manuel and Kirkby, Jasper and Worsnop, Douglas R. and Curtius, Joachim (2013) Measurement of neutral sulfuric acid-dimethylamine clusters using CI-APi-TOF-MS. In: Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1527. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 377-380. ISBN 978-0-7354-1152-4.

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Recent studies suggest that dimethylamine could be a key ternary species in the formation and early growth of atmospheric aerosol particles. We report on nucleation studies for the ternary system of sulfuric acid, water and dimethylamine which have been performed at the CERN CLOUD chamber. These studies were conducted at atmospherically relevant concentrations of sulfuric acid and dimethylamine at 278 K and 38% RH. Two newly developed Chemical Ionization-Atmospheric Pressure interface-Time of Flight-Mass Spectrometers (CIAPi-TOF-MS) were used to measure the time-resolved concentration of neutral clusters containing sulfuric acid and dimethylamine. Results from other instrumental techniques are included in the analysis as well to obtain a deeper insight into the occurring mechanisms. It is the first time that the neutral nucleation pathway has been studied in such detail from the early generation of sulfuric acid monomers up to particle sizes reaching several nanometers.

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Additional Information:© 2013 AIP Publishing LLC. Published online 24 May 2013. We would like to thank CERN for supporting CLOUD with important technical and financial resources, and for providing a particle beam from the CERN Proton Synchrotron. This research has received funding from the EC Seventh Framework Programme (Marie Curie Initial Training Network "CLOUD-ITN" no. 215072, MCITN "CLOUD-TRAIN" no. 316662, and ERC-Advanced "ATMNUCLE'' grant no. 227463), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (project nos. 01LK0902A and 01LK1222A), the Swiss National Science Foundation (project nos. 200020_135307 and 206620_130527), the Academy of Finland (Center of Excellence project no. 1118615), the Academy of Finland (135054, 133872, 251427, 139656, 139995, 137749, 141217, 141451), the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, the Nessling Foundation, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF; project no. P19546 and L593), the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (project no. CERN/FP/116387/2010), the Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet (grant 2011-5120), the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grants 08-02-91006-CERN and 12-02-91522-CERN), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (grants AGS1136479 and CHE1012293).
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Marie Curie Fellowship215072
Marie Curie Fellowship316662
European Research Council (ERC)227463
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)01LK0902A
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)01LK1222A
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)200020_135307
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)206620_130527
Academy of Finland1118615
Academy of Finland135054
Academy of Finland133872
Academy of Finland251427
Academy of Finland139656
Academy of Finland139995
Academy of Finland137749
Academy of Finland141217
Academy of Finland141451
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Nessling FoundationUNSPECIFIED
FWF Der WissenschaftsfondsP19546
FWF Der WissenschaftsfondsL593
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)CERN/FP/116387/2010
Swedish Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Russian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Russian Foundation for Basic Research08-02-91006-CERN
Russian Foundation for Basic Research12-02-91522-CERN
Subject Keywords:Chamber study, CLOUD experiment, Ternary Nucleation, Amines
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1527
Classification Code:PACS: 92.60.Mt , 64.60
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20160421-153655216
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:22 Apr 2016 17:04
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