Accession Number:

ADA001497

Title:

Experimental Study of the Transition of Solid Aerosol Particles into Droplet Size,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Experimental results are presented showing that the transition of solid aerosol particles into droplet size occurs at a lower humidity than follows from theory. The dependence of supersaturation on particle radius is shown for pure water and for several ammonium sulfate solutions. NaCl and quartz were used as the particles on which droplets grew, along with substances with different wetting angles talc and road dust.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE