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Measurements of aerosol charging states in Helsinki, Finland

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dc.contributor.author Kulmala, M.
dc.contributor.author Laakso, L.
dc.contributor.author Vana, M.
dc.contributor.author Gagné, S.
dc.contributor.author Leppä, J.
dc.contributor.author Petäjä, T.
dc.contributor.author McGrath, M.J
dc.contributor.author Kerminen, V.-M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T11:41:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T11:41:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Gagné, S. et al. 2011. Measurements of aerosol charging states in Helsinki, Finland. Atmospheric chemistry and physics discussion, 11:15875-15920. [www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/11/15875/2011/] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1680-7316
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7259
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dc.description.abstract The charging state of aerosol populations was measured with an Ion-DMPS in Helsinki, Finland between December 2008 and February 2010. Based on the charging states, we calculated the ion-induced nucleation fraction to be around 0.8 % ± 0.9 %. We review the role of ion-induced nucleation and propose different explanations for a low ion-induced nucleation participation in urban areas. We present a new method to retrieve the average charging state for an event, and a given size. We also use a new theoretical framework that allows for different concentrations of small cluster ions for different polarities (polarity asymmetry). We extrapolate the ion-induced fraction using polarity symmetry and asymmetry. Finally, a method to calculate the growth rates from the variation of the charging state as a function of the particle diameter using polarity symmetry and asymmetry is presented and used on a selection of new particle formation events. en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acpd-11-15875-2011 (discussion paper)
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-12-4647-2012 (final paper)
dc.description.uri http://www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/11/15875/2011/acpd-11-15875-2011.pdf (discussion paper)
dc.description.uri http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/12/4647/2012/acp-12-4647-2012.pdf (finale artikel)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Copernicus Publications en_US
dc.title Measurements of aerosol charging states in Helsinki, Finland en_US
dc.title.alternative Aerosol charging state at an urban site: new analytical approach and implications for ion-induced nucleation
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Finale artikel gepubliseer in: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12(10):4647-4666, 2012. Finale artikel se titel – Aerosol charging state of an urban site: new analytical approach and implications for ion-induced nucleation


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