“Carbon Dioxide Binding in Supercooled Water Nanofilms on Nanominerals”
by Merve Yeşilbaş (now at SETI), Xiaowei Song (now at IKEA), and Jean-François Boily
You can find the article here
Emma Westling, Lisa Bryggman and Niklas Viklund from Nolaskolan in Örnsköldsvik brought in soil samples for Cesium-137 analysis. Many thanks to Peder Arvidsson from the University Hospital of Umeå (Center for medical technique and radiation physics) for providing access to his laboratory and hosting the students.
The study is a collaboration with the group of Khalil Hanna (Rennes University)
Lian Zhou, Sébastien Martin, Wei Cheng, Laurent Lassabatere, Jean-François Boily, Khalil Hanna (2019) Water flow variability affects adsorption and oxidation of ciprofloxacin onto hematite. Environ. Sci. Technol. (accepted)
In collaboration with Hongfei Wang (Fudan University) and other current and former Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists, we used Sum Frequency Generation Vibrational Spectroscopy (SFG-VS) and molecular model to provide new insight on the orientation and hydrogen bond populations of nanometric water films on sapphire (alpha-Al2O3) surfaces:
Today in Västerbottens Kuriren:
Congratulations Merve Yesilbas for receiving the prestigious NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellowship. Merve will use this fellowship, alongside a postdoctoral grant from the Swedish Research Council, to join the NASA Astrobiology Program
Tan is beginning his Ph.D. studies with Jean-François Boily. He will be working on (photo)catalytic reactions at Mn-bearing mineral surfaces.
A multi-institution collaboration involving University of Wyoming, Argonne National Laboratory, Canadian Light Source, Stony Brook University and Huazhong Agricultural University.
“Phosphate Sorption Speciation and Precipitation Mechanisms on
Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxide” will soon be coming out in the Open Access Journal Soil Systems
Authors: Xiaoming Wang, Brian L. Phillips, Jean-François Boily, Yongfeng Hu, Zhen Hu, Peng Yang, Xionghan Feng, Wenqian Xu, Mengqiang Zhu *
A paper (link here) by Wei Cheng & Khalil Hanna (École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Rennes, France) and J.-F. Boily. We show that low loadings of organic matter on minerals make surfaces more hydrophobic while high loading make surfaces more
hydrophilic. This work is one of the several to be published from Wei’s 6-month visit in Umeå in March-September 2018.