A theoretical study revealing the promotion of light absorbing carbon particles solubilization by natural surfactants in nanosized water droplets
2013 (English)In: Atmospheric Science Letters, ISSN 1530-261X, Vol. 14, no 2, 86-90 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Many identified effects of atmospheric aerosol particles on climate come from pollutants. The effects of light absorbing carbon particles (soot) are amongst the most uncertain and they are also considered to cause climate warming on the same order of magnitude as anthropogenic carbon dioxide. This study contributes to the understanding of the potential for transformation of the surface character of soot from hydrophobic to hydrophilic, which in clouds promotes a buil-up of water-soluble material. We use molecular dynamics simulations to show how natural surfactants facilitate solubilization of fluoranthene, which we use as a model compound for soot, in nanoaerosol water clusters.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 14, no 2, 86-90 p.
aggregate, solubilization, soot, aerosol
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
Research subject Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-83217DOI: 10.1002/asl2.421ISI: 000317862300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-83217DiVA: diva2:574531
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