Measurements of the equilibrium size of supersaturated aqueous sodium chloride droplets at low relative humidity using aerosol optical tweezers and an electrodynamic balance

Hargreaves, G, Kwamena, N-OA, Zhang, YH, Butler, JR, Rushworth, S, Clegg, S and Reid, JP (2010) Measurements of the equilibrium size of supersaturated aqueous sodium chloride droplets at low relative humidity using aerosol optical tweezers and an electrodynamic balance. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114 (4). pp. 1806-1815.

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Abstract

An approach for examining the hygroscopicity of single aerosol particles over a broad range in relative humidity (RH) using aerosol optical tweezers is presented and compared with measurements made using an electrodynamic balance. In particular, benchmark measurements on aqueous sodium chloride aerosol are presented over the RH range 45-75% (293 K), a RH range that had not previously been explored with aerosol optical tweezers. Measurements of the variation in equilibrium wet droplet size with RH are made using cavity-enhanced Raman scattering, with an accuracy of 1 nm in the determination of the wet particle radius. The full range of optical tweezers experimental measurements (including previous dual trapping comparative studies approaching a saturation relative humidity of 100%) are compared with determinations using other experimental techniques and with a range of model treatments. An assessment of the models and all experimental data for estimating the equilibrium size of a sodium, chloride droplet suggests that the size can be predicted with an accuracy of better than 0.1% over the RH range 48-100%. Discrepancies between different measurements lead to an increase in uncertainty above 1% below an RH of 48% as efflorescence is approached. The optical tweezers' measurements of equilibrium size consistently agree with model predictions to within an error of 1% (

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 15:16
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:12
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/20299
DOI: 10.1021/jp9095985

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