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Volume 17, issue 13 | Copyright
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8453-8471, 2017
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Research article 11 Jul 2017

Research article | 11 Jul 2017

Diffusivity measurements of volatile organics in levitated viscous aerosol particles

Sandra Bastelberger et al.
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We present quantitative condensed-phase diffusivity measurements of a volatile organic (tetraethylene glycol) in highly viscous single aerosol particles (aqueous sucrose). The condensed-phase diffusivity exhibits a strong temperature and humidity dependence. Our results suggest that diffusion limitations of volatile organics in highly viscous organic aerosol may severely impact gas–particle partitioning under cold and dry conditions.
We present quantitative condensed-phase diffusivity measurements of a volatile organic...