Non-linear photochemical pathways in laser-induced atmospheric aerosol formation

@article{Mongin2015NonlinearPP,
  title={Non-linear photochemical pathways in laser-induced atmospheric aerosol formation},
  author={Denis Mongin and Jay G Slowik and Elise Schubert and J. Brisset and Nicolas Berti and Michel Moret and Andr{\'e} Stephan Henry Pr{\'e}v{\^o}t and Urs Baltensperger and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Kasparian and J. P. Wolf},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={5}
}
We measured the chemical composition and the size distribution of aerosols generated by femtosecond-Terawatt laser pulses in the atmosphere using an aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS). We show that nitric acid condenses in the form of ammonium nitrate, and that oxidized volatile organics also contribute to particle growth. These two components account for two thirds and one third, respectively, of the dry laser-condensed mass. They appear in two different modes centred at 380 nm and 150 nm. The… 
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