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Published November 1989 | public
Journal Article

The dynamic behavior of charged aerosols: I. Particle charging in the low particle concentration limit


This paper is the first of a three-part series examining the dynamic behavior of charged aerosols and the interaction between particle charging by ions and particle-particle coagulation. Part I focuses on the case in which particle concentrations are sufficiently low that particle-particle coagulation and particle-particle electrostatic dispersion may be neglected. The general equations governing the ion and particle concentrations are solved analytically in the cases of particles in a cloud of unipolarly charged ions and bipolarly charged ions. Certain previously available solutions are shown to be special cases of the general solutions obtained here.

Additional Information

The first author was supported in part by the Deutsch Foundation Fellowship, administered by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant ATM-8503103.

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