Atmospheric H2SO4 / H2O Particle Formation: Mechanistic Investigations

  • T. Berndt
  • O. Böge
  • F. Stratmann
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The formation of H2SO4/H2O particles has been investigated in a laboratory study using a flow tube operated at atmospheric pressure. The needed H2SO4vapour was produced in three different ways: (i) in situ formation starting from OH + SO2, (ii) reaction of SO3 with water vapour, (iii) taking H2SO4vapour from a liquid reservoir. The findings are discussed with respect to the mechanism of the formation of particle’s precursors.

Keywords Atmospheric nucleation, H2SO4, mechanism


Particle Formation Flow Tube Cloud Condensation Nucleus Aerosol Size Distribution Differential Mobility Analyser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Berndt
    • 1
  • O. Böge
    • 1
  • F. Stratmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric ResearchGermany

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