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Tracking Water Sorption in Glassy Aerosol Particles using Morphology-Dependent Resonances.
J Phys Chem A ; 121(42): 8176-8184, 2017 Oct 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28972372
ABSTRACT
Morphology-dependent resonances (MDRs) can serve as a sensitive probe of the size and composition of microspheres. While the utilization of MDRs to characterize homogeneous spheres is now routine, analysis of spherical particles with more complicated refractive index profiles can be extremely difficult and time consuming. In ultraviscous and glassy aerosol particles, the concentration profile of water during sorption often contains a sharp front that propagates from the particle surface to the particle center over time. Here we show that the MDR positions associated with this type of concentration profile closely match those of a spherical core-shell profile. Due to the similarities, a core-shell model can be used to simplify the analysis of MDR positions that are observed during water uptake by high-viscosity aerosol particles. We examined the applicability and limitations of this core-shell model in the tracking of water sorption by single particles. Overall, the core-shell model allows for the radial position of a sharp diffusion front to be readily found using MDR positions observed during water sorption, making the analysis of light-scattering measurements much faster and less error prone than previously used fitting schemes. Additionally, methods for calculating MDRs in spherical core-shell particles are also discussed.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: J Phys Chem A Assunto da revista: Química Ano de publicação: 2017 Tipo de documento: Artigo