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Erik Thomson

Senior lecturer

Erik Thomson
Senior lecturer
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 , 413 90 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.

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

Interactions between the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems at northern high latitudes
M. Boy, Erik S Thomson, J. C. A. Navarro, O. Arnalds, E. Batchvarova et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2019
Journal article

A continuous flow diffusion chamber study of sea salt particles acting as cloud nuclei: deliquescence and ice nucleation
Xiangrui Kong, Martin J. Wolf, Michael Roesch, Erik S Thomson, Thorsten Bartels-Rausch et al.
Tellus, Series B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Intensification of ice nucleation observed in ocean ship emissions
Erik S Thomson, D. Weber, H. G. Bingemer, Jukka Tuomi, M. Ebert et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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

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2019

Interactions between the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems at northern high latitudes
M. Boy, Erik S Thomson, J. C. A. Navarro, O. Arnalds, E. Batchvarova et al.
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Journal article 2019
Journal article

2018

A continuous flow diffusion chamber study of sea salt particles acting as cloud nuclei: deliquescence and ice nucleation
Xiangrui Kong, Martin J. Wolf, Michael Roesch, Erik S Thomson, Thorsten Bartels-Rausch et al.
Tellus, Series B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Intensification of ice nucleation observed in ocean ship emissions
Erik S Thomson, D. Weber, H. G. Bingemer, Jukka Tuomi, M. Ebert et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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

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