Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory

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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
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Lead Institution: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Swarup China
The radiative forcing of the ambient aerosol is strongly influenced by the vertical distribution of aerosols and their chemical composition, and not well constrained in climate models. Both satellite observation and ground-based measurements are not...
Lead Institution: University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Kerri Pratt
Single-particle microscopy will be used to characterize the chemical composition of individual Arctic atmospheric particles collected during two Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (DOE ARM) field campaigns as part of PI Pratt...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Fan Mei
The vertical distribution of aerosol strongly influences the radiative forcing of the aerosols. However, observational data is limited. Both satellite observation and ground-based measurements are not able to provide well-resolved vertical profiles...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Sandra Taylor
The objective of this work is to elucidate atomic- to nano-scale mechanisms driving the evolution of materials in extreme environments, relevant to energy applications. Current understanding of the synergistic effects of variables such as high...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Xiao-Ying Yu
We will use in situ chemical imaging enabled by the microfluidic reactor SALVI to study a NAVY bilgewater emulsion model. Our main objective is to understand the evolving oil-water liquid-liquid interface. Such fundamental understanding is...
Lead Institution: State University of New York at Stony Brook
Principal Investigator: Daniel Knopf
Atmospheric ice nucleation represents one of the least understood atmospheric processes, hampering prediction of cloud processes and climate. Whereas the aerosol community has widely conducted aerosol-cloud condensation nuclei studies to evaluate...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Sebastien Kerisit
The presence of mineral surfaces and of microorganisms significantly impacts the nature and composition of mineral phases formed in biogeochemical systems. Despite the importance of these heterogeneous reactions, predictions of the fate of...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Dongsheng Li
The long-term goal of this project is to understand the growth of complex crystalline structures by aggregation and oriented attachment (OA) of primary nanoparticles and thus to tune crystal structures with desired properties. The formation of...
Lead Institution: Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
Principal Investigator: Birgit Wehner
Aerosols, cloud, and radiation interactions regulate several key aspects of the Earth's hydrogeological cycle, weather, and climate system. The number concentration of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) is an important parameter to understand the...
Lead Institution: Oregon Health & Science University
Principal Investigator: Bradley Tebo
Manganese-oxide mineral formation by bacterial oxidation of dissolved Mn(II) is an important process in aquatic and soil environments and is a key part of the global Mn cycle. The Mn bio-oxides represent highly reactive phases that sorb metal ions...

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