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Issue 44, 2011
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Wateradsorption around oxalic acid aggregates: a molecular dynamics simulation of water nucleation on organic aerosols

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Abstract

The phase behaviour of binary oxalic acidwater mixtures has been investigated by means of computer simulation techniques. Such mixtures play an important role in atmospheric processes, since the hydrogen bonding ability of oxalic acid molecules allows them to form aerosol particles. Water can in turn be readily adsorbed on the surface of such aerosol particles, which results in the formation of small ice grains. These grains are thus considered to be acting as cloud condensation nuclei, giving rise to the formation of ice clouds.

Graphical abstract: Water adsorption around oxalic acid aggregates: a molecular dynamics simulation of water nucleation on organic aerosols

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Submitted
10 Jun 2011
Accepted
21 Jul 2011
First published
12 Aug 2011

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 19830-19839
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Water adsorption around oxalic acid aggregates: a molecular dynamics simulation of water nucleation on organic aerosols

M. Darvas, S. Picaud and P. Jedlovszky, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 19830
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21901D

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