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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 atmosphere and cryosphere. I am particularly interested in the role of important phase transition behaviors in the environment.

For example, ice is an 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.

I work within the Atmospheric Science group in the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology. I supervise PhD students D. Castarède, L. Dos Santos, and S. Johansson, plus many students working on Bachelor and Master-level projects. We use analytical tools like mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, molecular beams, ice particle counters, and others to test theories and gain physical insight in laboratory experiments and field work around the world.   

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 processes. 

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

Showing 1 - 10 of 22

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