New particle formation (NPF) studies have been conducted in China since 2004. Formation of new atmospheric aerosol particles has been observed to take place in diverse environments, even under the circumstances of high pre-existing particle loading, challenging the traditional and present understanding of the physicochemical nucleation mechanisms, which have been proposed based on the investigations in clean environments and under laboratory experimental conditions. This paper summarizes the present status and gaps in understanding NPF in China and discusses the main directions opening for future research. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISI Document Delivery No.: EG0QNTimes Cited: 21Cited Reference Count: 103Wang, Zhibin Wu, Zhijun Yue, Dingli Shang, Dongjie Guo, Song Sun, Junying Ding, Aijun Wang, Lin Jiang, Jingkun Guo, Hai Gao, Jian Cheung, Hing Cho Morawska, Lidia Keywood, Melita Hu, MinWang, Zhibin/K-7365-2013; Ding, Aijun/D-1610-2009; keywood, melita/C-5139-2011; Wu, Zhijun/A-7041-2012; Guo, Hai/E-6778-2013; Jiang, Jingkun/A-1076-2010; Guo, Song/D-9218-2012Ding, Aijun/0000-0003-4481-5386; keywood, melita/0000-0001-9953-6806; Guo, Hai/0000-0002-7635-0934; Guo, Song/0000-0002-9661-2313; Morawska, Lidia/0000-0002-0594-9683; Wang, Lin/0000-0002-4905-3432National Natural Science Foundation of China [91544214, 21190052, 41121004]; National Basic Research Program of China [2013CB228503]This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91544214, 21190052 and 41121004) and the National Basic Research Program of China (2013CB228503). The authors are grateful to the Australia-China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management (ACC-AQSM) for helpful discussions in preparing the manuscript. We would like to thank an anonymous referee for the constructive comments and suggestions.2224150Elsevier science bvAmsterdam1879-1026