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A theoretical study revealing the promotion of light-absorbing carbon particles solubilization by natural surfactants in nanosized water droplets
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology.
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Theoretical Chemistry and Biology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8198-9284
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2013 (English)In: Atmospheric Science Letters, ISSN 1530-261X, Vol. 14, no 2, 86-90 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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 build-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.

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2013. Vol. 14, no 2, 86-90 p.
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soot, molecular dynamics, PAH, surfactants, aggregate, climate
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Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122519DOI: 10.1002/asl2.421ISI: 000317862300005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876437736OAI: diva2:623009
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