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Role of Organics in Particle Nucleation: From the Lab to Global Model

Dommen, Josef and Riccobono, Francesco and Schobesberger, Siegfried and Bianchi, Federico and Scott, Catherine and Ortega, Ismael K. and Rondo, Linda and Breitenlechner, Martin and Junninen, Heikki and Donahue, Neil M. and Kürten, Andreas and Praplan, Arnaud and Weingartner, Ernest and Hansel, Armin and Curtius, Joachim and Kirkby, Jasper and Kulmala, Markku and Carslaw, Kenneth S. and Worsnop, Douglas R. and Baltensperger, Urs (2013) Role of Organics in Particle Nucleation: From the Lab to Global Model. In: Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.1527. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 330-333. ISBN 978-0-7354-1152-4.

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The role of oxidized organic compounds in the process of new particle formation in the atmosphere is poorly known. Here we used the ultraclean and most sophisticated CLOUD chamber to investigate systematically particle formation in the presence of sulfuric acid and oxidized organics. We varied independently the concentrations of both of these components. In addition, nucleation was observed without and in the presence of ionic compounds. From the results a new parameterized description of nucleation was derived for global climate model simulations.

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Bianchi, Federico0000-0003-2996-3604
Worsnop, Douglas R.0000-0002-8928-8017
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 Finland200020_135307
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:Nucleation, sulfuric acid, oxidized organics, cluster, atmosphere, climate change
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1527
Classification Code:PACS: 92.60.Mt, 64.60.Q, 92.60.hf
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Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:22 Apr 2016 20:26
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