Visit to the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
Kumar Sarang, the Ph.D. student, went for a 3 months research visit at Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), Leipzig supported by optics lab visit under Project CREATE of EU Horizon 2020. During his previous visits at TROPOS, he focused on the kinetics of the aqueous-phase reaction between GLVs and atmospherically relevant radicals whereas this time the main objective of the mobility was to learn and investigate the oxidation products arising due to the aqueous-phase reactions. During his stay at TROPOS, he worked in Laser Lab and where he investigated the photo-oxidation products and completed the screening using GC-MS. The research visits to TROPOS allowed me to extend my knowledge in understanding the use of photolysis techniques in atmospheric chemistry with an emphasis put both on kinetics and product studies of the atmospheric aqueous-phase reactions. The visit also tightened the cooperation between Polish and German partners in applications of home-built optical facilities of TROPOS in the field of atmospheric chemistry including mechanistic descriptions of the origin of tropospheric smog phenomena.
24 Sep.-23 Dec. 2019
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany