Surfaces of Secondary Organic Aerosol Particles

Project: Research project

Project Details


This proposed project will test the hypothesis that the growth and propensity of
secondary organic aerosol (SOA) particles to act as cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) can be
significantly influenced by surface chemistry. This hypothesis will be tested by (1) synthesizing
deuterated and unlabeled isoprene and α-pinene and their oxidation products in homogeneous
and pure form, (2) preparing SOA particles from them, and (3) providing surface- and bulkspecific
spectroscopic, chemical, and mechanistic information for determining how the surfacelocalized
species contribute to SOA growth and CCN activity
Effective start/end date8/15/167/31/20


  • National Science Foundation (CHE-1607640)


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