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Internal structure, hygroscopic and reactive properties of mixed sodium methanesulfonate-sodium chloride particles Print
Friday, 13 May 2011 00:00

Scientists recently combined experimental approaches and molecular dynamics modeling to gain new insights into the internal structure of sea salt particles and relate it to their fundamental chemical reactivity in the atmosphere. This research shows that surface enhancement or depletion of chemical components in marine particles can occur because of the difference in the chemical nature of the species. Because the atmospheric chemistry of the salt particles takes place at the gas-particle interface, understanding their complex surfaces provides new insights about their effect on the environment and climate change. Article Link.

Read more about this publication in the EMSL News article Inside Sea Salt: Chemical imaging of individual sea salt particles advances aerosol research.