Atmospheric Surface Science (ASS) is a new research line funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and has been set out in the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Aerosol Research (IMK-AAF) at KIT after three successful grants:
- Start-Up-Budget (STUB 2012) in 2012 from the competence field Earth and Environment, KIT for “building a super cooled SHG system and performing a feasibility study on water/ice-nucleation-agent interface”.
- Research grant (DFG, AB 604/1-1) in 2014 from the German Research Foundation (DFG) to study “Elementary processes of heterogeneous ice nucleation observed by nonlinear optical spectroscopy”.
- Research grant (DFG, AB 604/1-2) in 2017 from DFG to proceed with advanced studies on “Elementary processes of heterogeneous ice nucleation observed by nonlinear optical spectroscopy: The role of hydroxyl groups on the surfaces of mineral aerosol particles”
The aim of this research is to investigate atmospheric interactions on the molecular level using NLO.
The aim of this research is to investigate atmospheric aerosol-cloud-climate interactions* on the molecular level using NLO spectroscopy.
* Atmospheric interactions of interest include, but are not limited to heterogeneous ice nucleation particle oxidation and photo-sensitization, secondary aerosol and biogenic particle formation, molecular composition-, phase-, acidity- and structure- changes …)