Category Archives: Aqueous Phase Chemistry

Video – Cloud Chamber Research at Michigan Tech

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Turbulent Cloud Chamber Infrastructure The following video was produced by Michigan Tech University Marketing and Communications. It’s an introduction to the new cloud chamber developed with support from a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant. Shaw, R., W. Cantrell, C. Mazzoleni and L.R. Mazzoleni, Development of a Turbulent Cloud Chamber, NSF Major Research Instrumentation, 2010-2013 (Extended to 2015).  Read

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Congratulations, Dr. Yunzhu Zhao!

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Dr. Yunzhu Zhao 2014 Ph.D. Environmental Engineering Molecular Characterization of Atmospheric Organic Matter in Biogenic Secondary Organic Aerosol, Ambient aerosol and Clouds Dissertation Abstract: Atmospheric aerosol affects the Earth’s energy budget, reduces visibility and influences human health. The organic composition of aerosol is quite complex and continuously evolves through various atmospheric processes. To gain a deeper understanding of the molecular composition

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A Pilot Study using the NEW Turbulent Cloud Chamber

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Aqueous Phase Secondary Organic Aerosol: Isoprene Oxidation Products and Cloud Processing Michigan Tech Research for Excellence Research Seed 2014 – 2016 Atmospheric aerosol particles and cloud droplets determine what fraction of solar radiation reaches the Earth’s surface and what fraction of it returns to space, thus reducing the warming potential of greenhouse gases. Aerosol particles exert a combination of effects

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Identifying Complex AOM using Ultrahigh Resolution FT-ICR MS/MS

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Identification of Atmospheric Organic Matter by Multi-Step Mass Spectrometric Analysis Michigan Tech Research for Excellence Research Seed 2009-2010   Atmospheric organic matter (OM) associated with aerosol particles significantly influences the chemical and physical properties of aerosol particles.  This suggests that atmospheric OM directly modulates the role that aerosol particles play in the atmosphere affecting the Earth’s climate.  Although uncertain, it

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