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Molecular dIffusion of organiCs in secondaRy Organic aeroSols and impaCts On Particle chEmistry

Project description

Improving climate prediction

Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) constitutes the main type of particulate matter found in the troposphere and is generated from the organic transformation of various compounds. The experimental characterisation and theoretical description of SOA is technically challenging given the complex reactions implicated in its formation. More importantly, since it plays a central role in air quality, atmospheric chemistry and climate, it is essential to understand how SOA components diffuse within particles. In this context, the EU-funded MICROSCOPE project will combine innovative instrumentation as well as experimental and modelling work to measure diffusion coefficients of organic molecules within SOA under tropospheric-relevant temperatures. The project's findings are expected to improve our ability to predict air quality and future climate.

Coordinator

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Net EU contribution
€ 247 606,08
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Aargau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Canada
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Agronomy Road 102-6190
V6T1Z1 Vancouver

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 152 031,36