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Accurate representations of the physicochemical properties of atmospheric aerosols: when are laboratory measurements of value?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-661
Number of pages23
JournalFaraday Discussions
Early online date27 Jan 2017
DateAccepted/In press - 27 Jan 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jan 2017
DatePublished (current) - 1 Aug 2017


Laboratory studies can provide important insights into the processes that occur at the mesoscale in ambient aerosol. We examine the accuracies of measurements of core physicochemical properties of aerosols that can be made in single particle studies and explore the impact of these properties on the microscopic processes that occur in ambient aerosol. Presenting new measurements, we examine here the refinements in our understanding of aerosol hygroscopicity, surface tension, viscosity and optical properties that can be gained from detailed laboratory measurements for complex mixtures through to surrogates for secondary organic atmospheric aerosols.

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