Dr Max McGillen

Pays: 
United Kingdom
Programme: 
ARD 2020-PIVOTS
Période: 
septembre, 2018 au décembre, 2018
avril, 2019 au septembre, 2019
janvier, 2020 au mars, 2020

LE STUDIUM RESEARCH FELLOW / ARD 2020 - PIVOTS Programme

Établissement d'origine

University of Bristol - UK

Laboratoire d'accueil

Institut de Combustion Aérothermique Réactivité Environnement (ICARE), CNRS - FR

Hôte scientifiques

Dr Wahid Mellouki & Dr Véronique Daële  

PROJET

Atmospheric chemical processes and new advanced instrumentation for Atmospheric Reactivity Platform​

Atmospheric simulation chambers are among the most advanced tools for investigating the atmospheric processes to derive physico-chemical parameters which are required for air quality and climate models. Recently, the ICARE-CNRS in Orléans (France) has set up a new large outdoor hemispherical simulation chamber (HELIOS - volume of 90 m3) positioned on the top of its building. The platform is one of the most advanced simulation and largest outdoor chambers in Europe and is especially suited to the physico-chemical processes studies performed under realistic atmospheric conditions. The chamber is made of FEP film ensuring more than 90 % solar light transmission and is protected against severe meteorological conditions by a moveable protection unit. HELIOS is mainly dedicated to the investigation of the chemical processes under different conditions (sunlight, artificial light and dark). The platform allows conducting the same type of experiments under both natural and artificial light irradiation. The available large range of complementary and highly sensitive instruments allows investigating the radical chemistry, gas phase processes and aerosol formation under realistic conditions.

Events organised by this fellow

Revisiting the reaction of OH + SO2: a crucial reaction in the chemistry of our atmosphere