Cluster activation theory as an explanation of the linear dependence between formation rate of 3 nm particles and sulphuric acid concentration

According to atmospheric observations new particle formation seems to be a function of sulphuric acid concentration to the power from one to two. The nucleation theorem then predicts that the critical cluster contains one to two sulphuric acid molecules. However, existing nucleation theories predicts that the power is more (or equal) than 2. Here we present… (More)