Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Article on NF3 quotes Prather

Date: 
Tue, 02/28/2017

Nitrogen trifluoride, or NF3, is a key chemical agent used to manufacture certain types of photovoltaic cells for solar panels, as well as semiconductors and LCD flat screens.  NF3 is thought to be 17,200 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas, according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  An article on Seeker.com quotes AirUCI faculty Michael Prather on the importance of tracking and ameliorating the effects of NF3.
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