Special Issue "Disentangling the Chemical and Physical Processes on Gas-to-Particle Conversion"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Aerosols".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2022) | Viewed by 318

Special Issue Editors

Department of Applied Physics, Atmospheric Physics Group, University of Granada, Avda. Fuentenueva, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: atmospheric aerosol; new particle formation; air quality; in situ techniques; aerosol physical and optical properties
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Department of Applied Physics, Atmospheric Physics Group, University of Granada, Avda. Fuentenueva, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: atmospheric aerosols; aerosol–cloud interactions; aerosol physical and optical properties; aerosol chemical composition; aerosol hygroscopicity; radiative forcing; aerosol in situ techniques
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A substantial fraction of the atmospheric aerosols originates from secondary new particle formation (NPF), in which atmospheric vapors are transformed into particles via gas-to-particle conversion. These newly formed particles subsequently grow to larger sizes, affecting human health and the climate. Despite the advances in the theoretical knowledge of NPF steps, large discrepancies have been found between the expected and observed properties of NPF under atmospheric conditions, and the exact physicochemical mechanisms of NPF remain unknown. Thus, more NPF studies in different environments and conditions are still needed for a better understanding of the NPF processes.

This Special Issue aims to gather studies on various aspects of gas-to-particle conversion processes, including physical and chemical mechanisms controlling atmospheric NPF, chemical pathways to molecular clustering, particle formation and its subsequent growth, as well as sources and formation of precursor vapors. Experimental studies both in the field and in the laboratory as well as theoretical and modelling studies are welcome. This list is not exhaustive, and all relevant research will be considered.

Dr. Juan Andrés Casquero-Vera
Dr. Gloria Titos
Guest Editors

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  • Secondary aerosol
  • Gas-to-particle conversion
  • New particle formation
  • Aerosol precursor vapors
  • Molecular clustering

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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