Photosensitization worsens the formation of atmospheric ultrafine particles
These key results to which scientists from the IRCELYON laboratory have contributed (CARE team), are the subject of a publication by the INC (CNRS Institute for Chemistry) in its letter “En direct des labos” intended for the media:
This work, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, shows that the photosensitizing properties of particles lead to rapid oxidation of SO2 :
Xinke Wang, Rachel Gemayel, Nathalie Hayeck, Sebastien Perrier, Nicolas Charbonnel, Caihong Xu, Hui Chen, Chao Zhu, Liwu Zhang, Lin Wang, Sergey A. Nizkorodov, Xinming Wang, Zhe Wang, Tao Wang, Abdelwahid Mellouki, Matthieu Riva, Jianmin Chen, Christian George. Atmospheric photosensitization: a new pathway for sulfate formation. Environmental Science and Technology. Volume 54, number 5.