Enhanced coagulation due to evaporation and its effect on nanoparticle evolution.

@article{Jacobson2005EnhancedCD,
  title={Enhanced coagulation due to evaporation and its effect on nanoparticle evolution.},
  author={Mark Z. Jacobson and David B. Kittelson and Winthrop F. Watts},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2005},
  volume={39 24},
  pages={9486-92}
}
A new explanation for the evolution of particles near a roadway is proposed. The explanation starts with data that suggest that small (<15 nm) liquid nanoparticles shed semivolatile organics (<C24) almost immediately upon emission. It is shown here that the shrinking of these particles enhances their rates of coagulation by over an order of magnitude, and this appears important in helping to explain particle evolution further downwind, as measured by two datasets, including one reported here… CONTINUE READING