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Condensation Nuclei: Production of Very Large Numbers in Country Air

Science  20 Nov 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3960, pp. 851-852
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3960.851

Abstract

When relatively clean country air is exposed to the saturated vapor of iodine or turpentine, very large numbers of condensation nuclei develop. It is believed that such air contains clusters of molecules that are polymerized by the vapor of turpentine or iodine to form nuclei.

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