Analytical Chemistry Seminar: Miriam Freedman
The Structure of Atmospheric Particles & Impacts on Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate
Miriam Freedman - Penn State University
The interactions of aerosol particles with light and clouds are determined in part by the structure of atmospheric particles, which is the focus of research in my laboratory. My talk will focus on molecular-level studies of surfaces relevant for cirrus (ice) cloud formation and the phase separation behavior of submicron aerosol particles composed of organic and inorganic components. Through these projects, I will demonstrate the importance of characterizing aerosol structure in determining aerosol physical and chemical properties relevant to atmospheric chemistry and climate.