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Reactions of Alkaline Minerals in the Atmosphere

Authors

  • Paul Vargas Jentzsch,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie and Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany)
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  • Valerian Ciobotă,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie and Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany)
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  • Dr. Petra Rösch,

    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie and Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut für Physikalische Chemie and Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany)
    2. Institut für Photonische Technologien, Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07745 Jena (Germany)
    • Institut für Physikalische Chemie and Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Helmholtzweg 4, 07743 Jena (Germany)
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  • The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support for this research by MikroPlex (PE113-1). P.V.J. acknowledges the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) by the support to realize his PhD work in Germany. V.C. highly acknowledges the financial support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Graduate School 1257).

Abstract

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Climate science: When different salts occurring in atmospheric particles combine during a coagulation process and interact with humid air, some reactions can take place and modify the salt composition (see picture). The hygroscopicity of certain salts favors the formation of a liquid H2O film on the solid material. The salts partially dissolve and the ions can react with each other.

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