A recent doctoral dissertation at the Finnish Meteorological Institute studied the formation of particles through the so called gas-to-liquid phase transition i.e. nucleation. The nucleation mechanism is one of the biggest uncertainties in climate models. The results of the dissertation help understand this mechanism and the role of compounds affecting it. The study also shows that the diversity of compounds affecting formation of aerosol particles is greater than it has been assumed.
Researcher Kimmo Neitola, FMI, email@example.com
Neitola Kimmo: Experimental studies on nucleation and new particle formation. Doctoral dissertation. University of Helsinki, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Finnish Meteorological Institute. 2015.
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