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Fundamental Breakthrough in Detection of Atmospheric Free Radicals

Project description

A radically easy way to detect short-lived atmospheric threats

Free radicals are an area of intensive research given their impact on our health, the climate and the ozone layer. Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an unpaired electron in an outer shell. Since an atom's behaviour is directly related to its electrons, an unpaired electron makes an atom highly reactive and eager to 'steal' an electron from a neighbouring molecule to stabilise itself. Of course, this makes its neighbour unstable and the cascade continues, potentially wreaking havoc. The measurement of atmospheric free radicals is currently quite complicated, and only a few labs worldwide can do it. The EU-funded RADICAL project is developing a simple, low-cost method to detect important atmospheric free radicals, improving the monitoring of air quality and leading to better predictions of climate change.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Net EU contribution
€ 993 080,00
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 856 925,00
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SMARTCOM BULGARIA AD
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 258 000,00
Address
Ulica Lozenets 20 Floor 6
1784 Sofia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 15 260,00
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 606 876,25
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 136 870,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UCC ACADEMY DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 368 357,50
Address
University College Cork National University Of Ireland Western Road
T12 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00