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2021

Cheng et al., Face masks effectively limit the probability of SARS-CoV-2 transmissionScience 2021.

Cheng et al., High efficacy of face masks explained by characteristic regimes of airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus abundance. MedRxiv 2021.

2020

Zheng et al., New multiphase buffer theory explains contrasts in atmospheric aerosol acidity. Science 2020.

Wanget al., Nature gas shortages during the “coal-to-gas” transition in China have caused a large redistribution of air pollution in winter 2017. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2020.

Su et al., New multipase chemical processes influencing atmosphreic aerosols, air quality, and climate in the Anthropocene. Accounts of Chemical Research 2020.

Liu et al., Impact of biomass burning aerosols on radiation, clouds, and precipitation over the Amazon during the dry season: dependence of aerosol-cloud and aerosol-radiation interactions on aerosol loading. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 2020.

Tao et al., Aerosol pH and chemical regimes of sulfate formation in aerosol water during winter haze in the North China Plain. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 2020.

Lei et al., Nano-hygroscopicity tandem differential mobility analyzer (nano-HTDMA) for investigating hygroscopic properties of sub-10 nm aerosol nanoparticles. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 2020.

Li et al., Multifactor colorimetric analysis on pH-indicator papers: an optimized approach for direct determination of ambient aerosol pH. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 2020.

Wang et al., Hygroscopic properties of NaCl nanoparticles on the surface: a scanning force microscopy study. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2020.

Xu W, et al. (2020) Dust-Dominated Coarse Particles as a Medium for Rapid Secondary Organic and Inorganic Aerosol Formation in Highly Polluted Air. Environ. Sci. Technol. in press.

Li G, et al. (2020) Multiphase chemistry experiment in Fogs and Aerosols in the North China Plain (McFAN): integrated analysis and intensive winter campaign 2018. Faraday Discussions doi: 10.1039/D0FD00099J.

Lelieveld J, et al. (2020) Model Calculations of Aerosol Transmission and Infection Risk of COVID-19 in Indoor Environments. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(21):8114

Wang C, et al. (2020) Measurements of higher alkanes using NO+PTR-ToF-MS: significant contributions of higher alkanes to secondary organic aerosols in China. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 20(22):14123-14138.

Shinozuka Y, et al. (2020) Modeling the smoky troposhere of the southeast Atlantic: a comparison to ORACLES airborne observations from September of 2016. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 20(19):11491-11526.

Wang Z., et al. (2020) High concentrations of atmospheric isocyanic acid (HNCO) prodcuced from secondary sources in China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54(19):11818-11826.

Zhou S, et al. (2020) Measurement report: Vertical distribution of atmospheric particulate matter within the urban boundary layer in southern China – size-segregated chemical composition and secondary formation through cloud processing and heterogeneous reactions. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 20(11):6435-6453.

Xie Q, et al. (2020) Increase of High Molecular Weight Organosulfate With Intensifying Urban Air Pollution in the Megacity Beijing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 125: e2019JD032200.

Luo Q, et al. (2020) Hygroscopicity of amino acids and their effect on the water uptake of ammonium sulfate in the mixed aerosol particles. Science of The Total Environment 734:139318.

Holanda BA, et al. (2020) Influx of African biomass burning aerosol during the Amazonian dry season through layered transatlantic transport of black carbon-rich smoke. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 20(8):4757-4785.

Zhao Y, et al. (2020) High daytime abundance of primary organic aerosols over Mt. Emei, Southwest China in summer. Science of The Total Environment 703:134475.

Zhang Y, et al. (2020) Predicting cloud condensation nuclei number concentration based on conventional measurements of aerosol properties in the North China Plain. Science of The Total Environment 719:137473.

Sun Y, et al. (2020) Chemical Differences Between PM1 and PM2.5 in Highly Polluted Environment and Implications in Air Pollution Studies. Geophys. Res. Lett. 47(5):e2019GL086288.

Kuang Y, et al. (2020) Distinct diurnal variation in organic aerosol hygroscopicity and its relationship with oxygenated organic aerosol. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 20(2):865-880.

Kuang Y, et al. (2020) Photochemical Aqueous-Phase Reactions Induce Rapid Daytime Formation of Oxygenated Organic Aerosol on the North China Plain. Environ. Sci. Technol. 54(7):3849-3860.

Gao M, et al. (2020) Air quality and climate change, Topic 3 of the Model Inter-Comparison Study for Asia Phase III (MICS-Asia III) – Part 2: aerosol radiative effects and aerosol feedbacks. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 20(2):1147-1161.

2019

Zhang M, et al. (2019) Size-Resolved Single-Particle Fluorescence Spectrometer for Real-Time Analysis of Bioaerosols: Laboratory Evaluation and Atmospheric Measurements. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53(22):13257-13264.

Wang X, et al. (2019) Second inflection point of water surface tension in the deeply supercooled regime revealed by entropy anomaly and surface structure using molecular dynamics simulations. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21(6):3360-3369.

Li M, et al. (2019) Relative importance of gas uptake on aerosol and ground surfaces characterized by equivalent uptake coefficients. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19(16):10981-11011.

Zhang Y, et al. (2019) Modeling the aging process of black carbon during atmospheric transport using a new approach: a case study in Beijing. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19(14):9663-9680.

Wu D, et al. (2019) Soil HONO emissions at high moisture content are driven by microbial nitrate reduction to nitrite: tackling the HONO puzzle. The ISME Journal.

Wang K, et al. (2019) Molecular Characterization and Source Identification of Atmospheric Particulate Organosulfates Using Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53(11):6192-6202.

Tong H, et al. (2019) Radical Formation by Fine Particulate Matter Associated with Highly Oxygenated Molecules. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53(21):12506-12518.

Porada P, et al. (2019) Global NO and HONO emissions of biological soil crusts estimated by a process-based non-vascular vegetation model. Biogeosciences 16(9):2003-2031.

Li M, et al. (2019) Persistent growth of anthropogenic non-methane volatile organic compound (NMVOC) emissions in China during 1990–2017: drivers, speciation and ozone formation potential. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19(13):8897-8913.

Li G, et al. (2019) Physicochemical uptake and release of volatile organic compounds by soil in coated-wall flow tube experiments with ambient air. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19(4):2209-2232.

2018

Ditas J, et al. (2018) Strong impact of wildfires on the abundance and aging of black carbon in the lowermost stratosphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(50):E11595-E11603.

Mu Q, et al. (2018) Temperature effect on phase state and reactivity controls atmospheric multiphase chemistry and transport of PAHs. Science Adv. 4(3):8.

Zhang Y, et al. (2018) Sizing of Ambient Particles From a Single-Particle Soot Photometer Measurement to Retrieve Mixing State of Black Carbon at a Regional Site of the North China Plain. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 123(22):12,778-712,795.

Wang X, et al. (2018) Molecular dynamics simulation of the surface tension of aqueous sodium chloride: from dilute to highly supersaturated solutions and molten salt. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(23):17077-17086.

Li G, et al. (2018) Technical note: Influence of surface roughness and local turbulence on coated-wall flow tube experiments for gas uptake and kinetic studies. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(4):2669-2686.

Zhang YX, et al. (2018) Amplification of light absorption of black carbon associated with air pollution. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(13):9879-9896.

Zhang YX, et al. (2018) Reduction in black carbon light absorption due to multi-pollutant emission control during APEC China 2014. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(14):10275-10287.

Saturno J, et al. (2018) Black and brown carbon over central Amazonia: long-term aerosol measurements at the ATTO site. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(17):12817-12843.

Pohlker ML, et al. (2018) Long-term observations of cloud condensation nuclei over the Amazon rain forest - Part 2: Variability and characteristics of biomass burning, long-range transport, and pristine rain forest aerosols. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(14):10289-10331.

Meusel H, et al. (2018) Emission of nitrous acid from soil and biological soil crusts represents an important source of HONO in the remote atmosphere in Cyprus. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(2):799-813.

Lei T, et al. (2018) Hygroscopicity of organic surrogate compounds from biomass burning and their effect on the efflorescence of ammonium sulfate in mixed aerosol particles. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(2):1045-1064.

Hong J, et al. (2018) Mixing state and particle hygroscopicity of organic-dominated aerosols over the Pearl River Delta region in China. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(19):14079-14094.

He PZ, et al. (2018) Isotopic constraints on heterogeneous sulfate production in Beijing haze. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(8):5515-5528.

Gao M, et al. (2018) Air quality and climate change, Topic 3 of the Model Inter-Comparison Study for Asia Phase III (MICS-Asia III) - Part 1: Overview and model evaluation. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(7):4859-4884.

Chen Y, et al. (2018) A parameterization of the heterogeneous hydrolysis of N2O5 for mass-based aerosol models: improvement of particulate nitrate prediction. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18(2):673-689.

2017

Tie XX, et al. (2017) Severe Pollution in China Amplified by Atmospheric Moisture. Sci Rep 7:8.

Meusel H, et al. (2017) Light-induced protein nitration and degradation with HONO emission. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17(19):11819-11833.

Wang ZB, et al. (2017) Contributions of volatile and nonvolatile compounds (at 300 degrees C) to condensational growth of atmospheric nanoparticles: An assessment based on 8.5 years of observations at the Central Europe background site Melpitz. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. 122(1):485-497.

Saturno J, et al. (2017) Comparison of different Aethalometer correction schemes and a reference multi-wavelength absorption technique for ambient aerosol data. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 10(8):2837-2850.

Liu FB, et al. (2017) Atmospheric protein chemistry influenced by anthropogenic air pollutants: nitration and oligomerization upon exposure to ozone and nitrogen dioxide. Faraday Discuss. 200:413-427.

Li M, et al. (2017) MIX: a mosaic Asian anthropogenic emission inventory under the international collaboration framework of the MICS-Asia and HTAP. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17(2):935-963.

2016

Cheng YF, et al. (2016) Reactive nitrogen chemistry in aerosol water as a source of sulfate during haze events in China. Science Adv. 2(12):11.

Su H, et al. (2016) A broad supersaturation scanning (BS2) approach for rapid measurement of aerosol particle hygroscopicity and cloud condensation nuclei activity. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 9(10):5183-5192.

Chen Y, et al. (2016) Evaluation of the size segregation of elemental carbon (EC) emission in Europe: influence on the simulation of EC long-range transportation. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16(3):1823-1835.

Chen Y, et al. (2016) Sea salt emission, transport and influence on size-segregated nitrate simulation: a case study in northwestern Europe by WRF-Chem. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16(18):12081-12097.

Zheng GJ, et al. (2016) Episode-Based Evolution Pattern Analysis of Haze Pollution: Method Development and Results from Beijing, China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50(9):4632-4641.

Zhang YX, et al. (2016) Measuring the morphology and density of internally mixed black carbon with SP2 and VTDMA: new insight into the absorption enhancement of black carbon in the atmosphere. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 9(4):1833-1843.

Yu XW, et al. (2016) Ambient measurement of fluorescent aerosol particles with a WIBS in the Yangtze River Delta of China: potential impacts of combustion-related aerosol particles. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16(17):11337-11348.

Pohlker ML, et al. (2016) Long-term observations of cloud condensation nuclei in the Amazon rain forest - Part 1: Aerosol size distribution, hygroscopicity, and new model parametrizations for CCN prediction. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16(24):15709-15740.

Meusel H, et al. (2016) Daytime formation of nitrous acid at a coastal remote site in Cyprus indicating a common ground source of atmospheric HONO and NO. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16(22):14475-14493.

Li G, et al. (2016) Uptake of gaseous formaldehyde by soil surfaces: a combination of adsorption/desorption equilibrium and chemical reactions. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16(15):10299-10311.

Lappalainen HK, et al. (2016) Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX): towards a holistic understanding of the feedbacks and interactions in the land-atmosphere-ocean-society continuum in the northern Eurasian region. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16(22):14421-14461.

Ding AJ, et al. (2016) Enhanced haze pollution by black carbon in megacities in China. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43(6):2873-2879.

2015

Cheng YF, et al. (2015) Size dependence of phase transitions in aerosol nanoparticles. Nature Commun. 6:7.

Zheng GJ, et al. (2015) Exploring the severe winter haze in Beijing: the impact of synoptic weather, regional transport and heterogeneous reactions. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15(6):2969-2983.

Wang Z, et al. (2015) Scanning supersaturation condensation particle counter applied as a nano-CCN counter for size-resolved analysis of the hygroscopicity and chemical composition of nanoparticles. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 8(5):2161-2172.

Weber B, et al. (2015) Biological soil crusts accelerate the nitrogen cycle through large NO and HONO emissions in drylands. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 112(50):15384-15389.

Kulkarni S, et al. (2015) Source sector and region contributions to BC and PM2.5 in Central Asia. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15(4):1683-1705.

Chang D, et al. (2015) Comprehensive mapping and characteristic regimes of aerosol effects on the formation and evolution of pyro-convective clouds. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 15(18):10325-10348.

2014

Yu M, Carmichael GR, Zhu T, & Cheng YF (2014) Sensitivity of predicted pollutant levels to anthropogenic heat emissions in Beijing. Atmos. Environ. 89:169-178.

Sun K, et al. (2014) Chemical characteristics of size-resolved aerosols in winter in Beijing. J. Environ. Sci. 26(8):1641-1650.

Saide PE, et al. (2014) Assimilation of next generation geostationary aerosol optical depth retrievals to improve air quality simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett. 41(24):9188-9196.

Nordmann S, et al. (2014) Atmospheric black carbon and warming effects influenced by the source and absorption enhancement in central Europe. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14(23):12683-12699.

Marrapu P, et al. (2014) Air quality in Delhi during the Commonwealth Games. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14(19):10619-10630.

Ma N, et al. (2014) Tropospheric aerosol scattering and absorption over central Europe: a closure study for the dry particle state. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14(12):6241-6259.

Li M, et al. (2014) Mapping Asian anthropogenic emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds to multiple chemical mechanisms. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14(11):5617-5638.

Kruger ML, et al. (2014) Assessment of cloud supersaturation by size-resolved aerosol particle and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) measurements. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 7(8):2615-2629.

Han TT, et al. (2014) Chemical characteristics of PM10 during the summer in the mega-city Guangzhou, China. Atmos. Res. 137:25-34.

Fu PQ, et al. (2014) Aircraft measurements of polar organic tracer compounds in tropospheric particles (PM10) over central China. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 14(8):4185-4199.

2013

Wang ZB, et al. (2013) Characteristics of regional new particle formation in urban and regional background environments in the North China Plain. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13(24):12495-12506.

Oswald R, et al. (2013) HONO Emissions from Soil Bacteria as a Major Source of Atmospheric Reactive Nitrogen. Science 341(6151):1233-1235.

Liu XG, et al. (2013) Increase of aerosol scattering by hygroscopic growth: Observation, modeling, and implications on visibility. Atmos. Res. 132:91-101.

Chi X, et al. (2013) Long-term measurements of aerosol and carbon monoxide at the ZOTTO tall tower to characterize polluted and pristine air in the Siberian taiga. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13(24):12271-12298.

Cheng P, et al. (2013) An online monitoring system for atmospheric nitrous acid (HONO) based on stripping coil and ion chromatography. J. Environ. Sci. 25(5):895-907.

2012

Cheng YF, et al. (2012) Size-resolved measurement of the mixing state of soot in the megacity Beijing, China: diurnal cycle, aging and parameterization. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12(10):4477-4491.

Yu M, Carmichael GR, Zhu T, & Cheng YF (2012) Sensitivity of predicted pollutant levels to urbanization in China. Atmos. Environ. 60:544-554.

Worden HM, et al. (2012) Satellite-based estimates of reduced CO and CO2 emissions due to traffic restrictions during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Geophys. Res. Lett. 39:6.

Pohlker C, et al. (2012) Biogenic Potassium Salt Particles as Seeds for Secondary Organic Aerosol in the Amazon. Science 337(6098):1075-1078.

Ma N, et al. (2012) A new method to determine the mixing state of light absorbing carbonaceous using the measured aerosol optical properties and number size distributions. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12(5):2381-2397.

Liu XG, Zhang YH, Cheng YF, Hu M, & Han TT (2012) Aerosol hygroscopicity and its impact on atmospheric visibility and radiative forcing in Guangzhou during the 2006 PRIDE-PRD campaign. Atmos. Environ. 60:59-67.

2011

Su H, et al. (2011) Soil Nitrite as a Source of Atmospheric HONO and OH Radicals. Science 333(6049):1616-1618.

Stock M, et al. (2011) Hygroscopic properties of atmospheric aerosol particles over the Eastern Mediterranean: implications for regional direct radiative forcing under clean and polluted conditions. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11(9):4251-4271.

Rose D, et al. (2011) Cloud condensation nuclei in polluted air and biomass burning smoke near the mega-city Guangzhou, China -Part 2: Size-resolved aerosol chemical composition, diurnal cycles, and externally mixed weakly CCN-active soot particles. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11(6):2817-2836.

Ma N, et al. (2011) Aerosol optical properties in the North China Plain during HaChi campaign: an in-situ optical closure study. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11(12):5959-5973.

Huang M, et al. (2011) Multi-scale modeling study of the source contributions to near-surface ozone and sulfur oxides levels over California during the ARCTAS-CARB period. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11(7):3173-3194.

Hao N, Valks P, Loyola D, Cheng YF, & Zimmer W (2011) Space-based measurements of air quality during the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Environ. Res. Lett. 6(4):9.

2010

Su H, et al. (2010) Hygroscopicity distribution concept for measurement data analysis and modeling of aerosol particle mixing state with regard to hygroscopic growth and CCN activation. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10(15):7489-7503.

Lu Z, et al. (2010) Sulfur dioxide emissions in China and sulfur trends in East Asia since 2000. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10(13):6311-6331.

Huang M, et al. (2010) Impacts of transported background ozone on California air quality during the ARCTAS-CARB period - a multi-scale modeling study. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10(14):6947-6968.

Gong YG, et al. (2010) Competition of coagulation sink and source rate: New particle formation in the Pearl River Delta of China. Atmos. Environ. 44(27):3278-3285.

2009

Cheng YF, et al. (2009) Influence of soot mixing state on aerosol light absorption and single scattering albedo during air mass aging at a polluted regional site in northeastern China. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. 114:20.

Wu ZJ, et al. (2009) Dust events in Beijing, China (2004-2006): comparison of ground-based measurements with columnar integrated observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 9(18):6915-6932.

Wiedensohler A, et al. (2009) Rapid aerosol particle growth and increase of cloud condensation nucleus activity by secondary aerosol formation and condensation: A case study for regional air pollution in northeastern China. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. 114:13.

Wehner B, et al. (2009) Mixing state of nonvolatile aerosol particle fractions and comparison with light absorption in the polluted Beijing region. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. 114:16.

2008

Cheng YF, et al. (2008) Aerosol optical properties and related chemical apportionment at Xinken in Pearl River Delta of China. Atmos. Environ. 42(25):6351-6372.

Cheng YF, et al. (2008) Relative humidity dependence of aerosol optical properties and direct radiative forcing in the surface boundary layer at Xinken in Pearl River Delta of China: An observation based numerical study. Atmos. Environ. 42(25):6373-6397.

Cheng YF, et al. (2008) Traffic restrictions in Beijing during the Sino-African Summit 2006: aerosol size distribution and visibility compared to long-term in situ observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 8(24):7583-7594.

Zhang YH, et al. (2008) Regional ozone pollution and observation-based approach for analyzing ozone-precursor relationship during the PRIDE-PRD2004 campaign. Atmos. Environ. 42(25):6203-6218.

Su H, et al. (2008) Nitrous acid (HONO) and its daytime sources at a rural site during the 2004 PRIDE-PRD experiment in China. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. 113(D14):9.

Su H, et al. (2008) Observation of nighttime nitrous acid (HONO) formation at a non-urban site during PRIDE-PRD2004 in China. Atmos. Environ. 42(25):6219-6232.

Liu XG, et al. (2008) Influences of relative humidity and particle chemical composition on aerosol scattering properties during the 2006 PRD campaign. Atmos. Environ. 42(7):1525-1536.

Liu S, et al. (2008) Aerosol number size distribution and new particle formation at a rural/coastal site in Pearl River Delta (PRD) of China. Atmos. Environ. 42(25):6275-6283.

Gong YG, et al. (2008) Analysis on concentration and source rate of precursor vapors participating in particle formation and growth at Xinken in the Pearl River Delta of China. Adv. Atmos. Sci. 25(3):427-436.

Frey A, et al. (2008) Application of the Volatility-TDMA technique to determine the number size distribution and mass concentration of less volatile particles. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 42(10):817-828.

Eichler H, et al. (2008) Hygroscopic properties and extinction of aerosol particles at ambient relative humidity in South-Eastern China. Atmos. Environ. 42(25):6321-6334.

2006

Cheng YF, et al. (2006) Mixing state of elemental carbon and non-light-absorbing aerosol components derived from in situ particle optical properties at Xinken in Pearl River Delta of China. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos. 111(D20):18.

Pahlow M, et al. (2006) Retrieval of aerosol properties from combined multiwavelength lidar and sunphotometer measurements. Appl. Optics 45(28):7429-7442.

Muller D, et al. (2006) Strong particle light absorption over the Pearl River Delta (south China) and Beijing (north China) determined from combined Raman lidar and Sun photometer observations. Geophys. Res. Lett. 33(20):4.

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