Tan Luong just published his first big paper for his Ph.D thesis! The project started during his Master’s, then snowballed into his Ph.D. Here’s the story (PAPER HERE) of what happens when you expose rhodochrosite (MnCO3) to moist air
These are from collaborations with:
1. Jonatan Klaminder (Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University)
2. Solomon Tesfalidet (Chemistry, Umeå University)
3. Khalil Hanna (École National Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, France)
Luo T., Xu J., Cheng W., Zhou L., Marsac R., Wu F., Boily J.-F., Hanna K. 2021 Interactions of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs at mineral surfaces can control environmental fate and transport. Environ. Sci. Technol.
A collaboration with Wei Cheng (Wuhan) and Rémi Marsac (Rennes), and Khalil Hanna (Rennes)!
You can find the paper here
Cheng W, Marsac R., Hanna K., Boily JF. 2021. Competitive Carboxylate-Silicate Binding at Iron Oxyhydroxide Surfaces. Langmuir https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c02261
Yun J., Kumar A, Removski N., Shchukarev A., Link N., Boily J.-F., Bertram A.K. 2021. Effects of Inorganic Acids and Organic Solutes on the Ice Nucleating Ability and Surface Properties of Potassium-Rich Feldspar. ACS Earth Space Chem. (in press).
Using microelectrodes, we revealed a gateway for ion transport in bubbles pinned on hematite and on gold!
Harizi V, Nha TPT, Berisha A, Boily JF. 2021. A gateway for ion transport on gas bubbles pinned onto solids. Commun. Chem. 4, 43.
Bishop JL, Yeşilbaş M, Hinman NW, Burton ZMF, Englert PAJ, Toner JD, McEwen AS, Gulick VC, Gibson EK, Koeberl C. 2021. Martian subsurface cryosalt expansion and collapse as trigger for landslides. Sci. Adv. 7, eabe4459.
Using soil analogues, the group showed how cryosalts can trigger landslides on Mars. This suggests the martian environment is still dynamic and active today, which is important for future human exploration on Mars. A portion of the experimental work was done in JF Boily’s laboratory.