A mechanism that reveals what molecules have a part in the formation of nanometre-sized ultrafine particles was discovered in this study conducted together with researchers from Fudan University. Read the article here: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6399/278
Yao L. et al. wrote a Science paper ”Atmospheric new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines in a Chinese megacity”. According to current theories, nanometre-sized particles are not formed in polluted areas, but observations show that new particles are formed in large, comparatively polluted cities, such as Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing.