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Fig. 3

From: Increased ionization supports growth of aerosols into cloud condensation nuclei

Fig. 3

Temporal evolution of growth time difference. Three examples of growth time differences ΔT versus diameter is shown as black diamond symbols along with 1 std. dev. uncertainty. Red (Blue) curves are the theoretical expectations during gamma on(off) periods based on numerical integration of Eq. (7). a Experimental run V9 (Fig. 4), based on 45 cycles of 8 h. b Experimental run V11, based on 99 cycles of 8 h. c Experimental run V7, based on 4 cycles of 8 h. The hatched regions denotes growth periods in the γ-off state. The gray curves are a LOEES smoothing of the experimental data, together with the 1 std. dev. uncertainty. The scattering of points is smallest for run V11, which has the most cycles