Atmospheric chemistry with synchrotron radiation

Nigel J. Mason, Anita Dawes, Robin J. Mukerji, E. A. Drage, Eva Vašeková, Sarah M. Webb, Paulo Manuel Assis Loureiro Limão-vieira

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Synchrotron radiation is a good mimic of solar radiation and therefore has been widely used to study photo-induced physics and chemistry in the terrestrial atmosphere. In this paper we review how synchrotron radiation is being used as a tool for investigating atmospheric physics and chemistry with particular emphasis on studies related to ozone depletion, global warming and ionospheric phenomena. The paper concludes with a discussion of the new possibilities that the next generation of synchrotron-based light sources will provide.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S893-S911
Number of pages19
JournalJournal Of Physics B-Atomic Molecular And Optical Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2005


  • OzoneSolar radiation
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Global warming
  • Ionosphere
  • Light sources
  • Molecular structure


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