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Erik Thomson

Postdoctoral research fellow

Erik Thomson
Postdoctoral research fellow
Academic degree: Doctor
erik.thomson@gu.se
+46 31 786 9071
0766-229071

Room number: 4233
Postal Address: Box 462, 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Kemigården 4 , 412 96 Göteborg


Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology (More Information)
Box 462
405 30 Göteborg
www.cmb.gu.se
inst.kmb@cmb.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 2599

Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 9 C , 405 30 Göteborg

About Erik Thomson

My research focuses on fundamental physics of the cryosphere. Ice is a particularly interesting material of study for a number of reasons. It is an important variable in climate, cloud physics, and atmospheric chemistry, and as a polycrystalline material commonly near its melting temperature, ice is an analogue for other polycrystalline solids (e.g. metals, rocks, minerals) near coexistence. In all of these materials, polycrystalline surfaces exhibit a range of interesting phase transition behaviors. These surfaces are where phase exchange occurs, chemistry is catalyzed, and where impurities are segregated.

Here at GU I study fundamental chemical and physical processes related to ice surfaces using techniques, including Molecular Beam experiments, Ice Nuclei Counting measurements, and kinetic and thermodynamic models and theory. I work within the Atmospheric Science group with among others, Jan Pettersson and visiting scientist Panos Papagiannokopoulos.  I am the assistant supervisor of PhD student Xiangrui Kong

Our research helps to develop a fundamental physical understanding of ice surfaces and structures in environmental conditions of geophysical relevance. This research is important for understanding a broad range of important phenomena, from ozone depletion to cloud condensation processes.  See more on atmospheric ice particles here.

In the past, I have studied grain boundaries in polycrystalline ice using theoretical and experimental techniques with J. S. Wettlaufer’s group at Yale University. During the fall of 2012 I was a visiting scientist in the group of Markus Ammann at the Paul Scherrer Institute.

Latest publications

Re-evaluating the Frankfurt isothermal static diffusion chamber for ice nucleation
J. Schrod, A. Danielczok, D. Weber, M. Ebert, Erik S Thomson et al.
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Deposition-mode ice nucleation reexamined at temperatures below 200 K
Erik S Thomson, Xiangrui Kong, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Water Interactions with Acetic Acid Layers on Ice and Graphite
Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Xiangrui Kong, Erik S Thomson, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Journal article 2014
Journal article

On the edge of habitability and the extremes of liquidity
H. Hansen-Goos, Erik S Thomson, J. S. Wettlaufer
Planetary and Space Science, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Water Accommodation and Desorption Kinetics on Ice
Xiangrui Kong, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Erik S Thomson, Nikola Markovic, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal article 2014
Journal article

A review of air-ice chemical and physical interactions (AICI): Liquids, quasi-liquids, and solids in snow
T. Bartels-Rausch, H. W. Jacobi, T. F. Kahan, J. L. Thomas, Erik S Thomson et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Surface Transformations and Water Uptake on Liquid and Solid Butanol near the Melting Temperature
Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Xiangrui Kong, Erik S Thomson, Nikola Markovic, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Journal article 2013
Journal article

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2017

2016

Re-evaluating the Frankfurt isothermal static diffusion chamber for ice nucleation
J. Schrod, A. Danielczok, D. Weber, M. Ebert, Erik S Thomson et al.
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Journal article 2016
Journal article

2015

Deposition-mode ice nucleation reexamined at temperatures below 200 K
Erik S Thomson, Xiangrui Kong, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2015
Journal article

2014

Water Interactions with Acetic Acid Layers on Ice and Graphite
Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Xiangrui Kong, Erik S Thomson, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Journal article 2014
Journal article

On the edge of habitability and the extremes of liquidity
H. Hansen-Goos, Erik S Thomson, J. S. Wettlaufer
Planetary and Space Science, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Water Accommodation and Desorption Kinetics on Ice
Xiangrui Kong, Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Erik S Thomson, Nikola Markovic, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Journal article 2014
Journal article

A review of air-ice chemical and physical interactions (AICI): Liquids, quasi-liquids, and solids in snow
T. Bartels-Rausch, H. W. Jacobi, T. F. Kahan, J. L. Thomas, Erik S Thomson et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics, Journal article 2014
Journal article

2013

Surface Transformations and Water Uptake on Liquid and Solid Butanol near the Melting Temperature
Panos Papagiannakopoulos, Xiangrui Kong, Erik S Thomson, Nikola Markovic, Jan B. C. Pettersson
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 15

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