Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Nizkorodov group work cited

Date: 
Tue, 03/22/2016

Work being done by AirUCI co-director Sergey Nizkorodov's research group is cited in an article at Phys.org, who reviewed a recent paper published in Phys Chem Chem Phys (lead author, Mallory Hinks).  Atmospheric chemistry is almost entirely driven by sunlight, but the group has found that the stickiness of some particles protects them from sunlight in cool and dry conditions.  The findings show toxins trapped inside viscous particles — which are more abundant in cold, dry parts of the atmosphere — may take longer to decompose than expected, with unknown effects on air quality and environmental conditions.  Read the article