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Title: Collaborative Project: Understanding the Chemical Processes tat Affect Growth rates of Freshly Nucleated Particles

This final technical report describes our research activities that have, as the ultimate goal, the development of a model that explains growth rates of freshly nucleated particles. The research activities, which combine field observations with laboratory experiments, explore the relationship between concentrations of gas-phase species that contribute to growth and the rates at which those species are taken up. We also describe measurements of the chemical composition of freshly nucleated particles in a variety of locales, as well as properties (especially hygroscopicity) that influence their effects on climate.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
  2. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Irvine, CA (United States)
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Technical Report
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Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
58 GEOSCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY atmospheric new particle formation; thermal desorption chemical ionization mass spectrometer; nanoparticle; nucleation