Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry
The surface chemistry research group investigates multi-phase chemical processes relevant for atmospheric chemistry and the analytical chemistry research group reconstructs environmental and climatic conditions from high-altitude glaciers.
The Latest News
Michelle Worek - welcome!
A warm welcome to Michelle Worek, our new PhD student in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry. She will join the Analytical Chemistry group on 1 November 2022.
Welcome Giovanni Baccolo
We warmly welcome Giovanni Baccolo as Postdoc in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry. He joined the Analytical Chemistry group on 1 October 2022.
Jérôme Gabathuler successfully defended – congratulations!
On 26th September 2022 Jérôme Gabathuler successfully defended his PhD entitled “The thickness of the quasi-liquid layer on ice and its interaction with atmospheric gases as seen by X-ray absorption and photoelectron spectroscopies" at ETH Zürich.
Current Scientific Highlight
Light amplification accelerates chemical reactions in aerosols
Consideration in future climate models important.
"We can now look at climate change regionally"
Margit Schwikowski is head of the Laboratory for Environmental Chemistry at PSI. In an interview, she explains what aerosols have to do with climate change.
‘Ice Memory Mission’ accomplished
During its expedition to the Monte Rosa massif, the international Ice Memory team extracted two ice cores over 80 meters long from Colle Gnifetti, the oldest ice in the Alps.
The Latest Publications
Pan Z, Bodi A, van Bokhoven JA, Hemberger P
On the absolute photoionization cross section and threshold photoelectron spectrum of two reactive ketenes in lignin valorization: fulvenone and 2-carbonyl cyclohexadienone
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 2022; 24(6): 3655-3663. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1CP05206C
Alpert PA, Dou J, Corral Arroyo P, Schneider F, Xto J, Luo B, et al.
Photolytic radical persistence due to anoxia in viscous aerosol particles
Nature Communications. 2021; 12(1): 1769 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21913-x
Bartels-Rausch T, Kong X, Orlando F, Artiglia L, Waldner A, Huthwelker T, et al.
Interfacial supercooling and the precipitation of hydrohalite in frozen NaCl solutions as seen by X-ray absorption spectroscopy
Cryosphere. 2021; 15(4): 2001-2020. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-2001-2021