My research focuses on the physical and chemical processes that control aerosol lifetime in the atmosphere.

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Petters, SS, D Pagonis, MS Claflin, EJT Levin, MD Petters, PJ Ziemann, and SM Kreidenweis (2017), Hygroscopicity of organic compounds as a function of carbon chain length and carboxyl, hydroperoxy, and carbonyl functional groups, J. Phys. Chem. A, 121(27), 5164-5174, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.7b04114.

Petters, SS and MD Petters (2016), Surfactant effect on cloud condensation nuclei for two-component internally mixed aerosols, J. Geophys. Res., 121(4), 1878-1895, doi:10.1002/2015JD024090.

Suda, SR, MD Petters, GK Yeh, C Strollo, A Matsunaga, A Faulhaber, PJ Ziemann, AJ Prenni, CM Carrico, RC Sullivan, and SM Kreidenweis (2014), Influence of functional groups on organic aerosol cloud condensation nuclei activity, Environ. Sci. Technol., 48(17), 10182-10190, doi:10.1021/es502147y.

Suda, SR and MD Petters (2013), Accurate determination of aerosol activity coefficients at relative humidities up to 99% using the hygroscopicity tandem differential mobility analyzer technique, Aerosol Sci. Tech., 47(9), 991-1000, doi:10.1080/02786826.2013.807906.

Suda, SR, MD Petters, A Matsunaga, RC Sullivan, PJ Ziemann, and SM Kreidenweis (2012), Hygroscopicity frequency distributions of secondary organic aerosols, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D04207, doi:10.1029/2011JD016823. [EOS Research Spotlight]


Dawson, KW, MD Petters, N Meskhidze, SS Petters, SM Kreidenweis (2016), Hygroscopic growth and cloud droplet activation of xanthan gum as a proxy for marine hydrogels, J. Geophys. Res., 121(19), 11803-11818, doi:10.1002/2016JD025143.

Nguyen, TKV, MD Petters, SR Suda, H Guo, RJ Weber, and AG Carlton (2014), Trends in particle phase liquid water during the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14(14), 10911-10930, doi:10.5194/acp-14-10911-2014.

Nakao, S, SR Suda, M Camp, MD Petters, and SM Kreidenweis (2014), Droplet activation of wet particles: development of the Wet CCN approach, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7(7), 2227-2241, doi:10.5194/amt-7-2227-2014.

Meskhidze, N, MD Petters, K Tsigaridis, T Bates, C O'Dowd, J Reid, ER Lewis, B Gantt, MD Anguelova, PV Bhave, J Bird, AH Callaghan, D Ceburnis, RY-W Chang, A Clarke, G de Leeuw, G Deane, PJ DeMott, S Elliot, MC Facchini, CW Fairall, L Hawkins, Y Hu, JG Hudson, MS Johnson, KC Kaku, WC Keene, DJ Kieber, MS Long, M Mårtensson, RL Modini, CL Osburn, KA Prather, A Pszenny, M Rinaldi, LM Russell, M Salter, AM Sayer, A Smirnov, SR Suda, TD Toth, DR Worsnop, A Wozniak, and SR Zorn (2013), Production mechanisms, number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition, and optical properties of sea spray aerosols, Atmos. Sci. Lett., 14(4), 207-213, doi:10.1002/asl2.441.

Dissertation and Thesis:

Petters, SS (2015), On the physicochemical processes controlling organic aerosol hygroscopicity, Ph. D. Dissertation, 173 pp., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 19 October. [link]

Suda, SR (2011), Hygroscopicity frequency distributions of secondary organic aerosols, M. S. Thesis, 152 pp., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 23 September. [link] [CSGS Award]

Aerosol research

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