Oxidation Products of Biogenic Emissions Contribute to Nucleation of Atmospheric Particles

  title={Oxidation Products of Biogenic Emissions Contribute to Nucleation of Atmospheric Particles},
  author={Francesco Riccobono and Siegfried Schobesberger and Catherine E. Scott and Josef Dommen and Ismael K. Ortega and Linda Rondo and Jo{\~a}o Almeida and Ant{\'o}nio Amorim and Federico Bianchi and Martin Breitenlechner and Andr{\'e} David and Andrew J. Downard and Eimear M. Dunne and Jonathan Duplissy and Sebastian Ehrhart and Richard C. Flagan and Alessandro Franchin and Armin Hansel and Heikki Junninen and Maija K. Kajos and Helmi Keskinen and Agnieszka Kupc and Andreas K{\"u}rten and Alexander N. Kvashin and Ari Laaksonen and Katrianne Lehtipalo and Vladimir Makhmutov and Serge Mathot and Tuomo Nieminen and Antti Onnela and Tuukka Pet{\"a}j{\"a} and Arnaud P. Praplan and Filipe Duarte Santos and Simon Schallhart and John H. Seinfeld and Mikko Sipil{\"a} and Dominick V. Spracklen and Y. I. Stozhkov and Frank Stratmann and Ant{\'o}nio Tom{\'e} and Georgios Tsagkogeorgas and Petri Vaattovaara and Yrj{\"o} Viisanen and Aron Vrtala and Paul E. Wagner and Ernest Weingartner and Heike Wex and Daniela Wimmer and Kenneth S. Carslaw and Joachim Curtius and Neil M. Donahue and Jasper Kirkby and Markku Kulmala and Douglas R. Worsnop and Urs Baltensperger},
  pages={717 - 721}
Out of the Air New-particle formation from gaseous precursors in the atmosphere is a complex and poorly understood process with importance in atmospheric chemistry and climate. Laboratory studies have had trouble reproducing the particle formation rates that must occur in the natural world. Riccobono et al. (p. 717) used the CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) chamber at CERN to recreate a realistic atmospheric environment. Sulfuric acid and oxidized organic vapors in typical natural… 
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