Photograph of unique particle flow tube in Finlayson-Pitts laboratory
This custom-designed and built apparatus allows the study of the formation and growth of particles from the reactions of precursor gases under controlled conditions relevant to the atmosphere.  This flow tube has been highlighted on the Scientific American website as one of ten important atmospheric science experiments.  It requires a group effort to clean.
Magnetic attraction
The Evans lab has crystallized a unique class of paramagnetic bimetallic complexes containing N23- radical bridges. This forms part of their ground-breaking research into Lanthanide and Actinide chemistry.
Chemists discover ozone-boosting reaction
AirUCI is an Environmental Molecular Sciences Institute funded by the National Science Foundation. Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts and colleagues found new chemistry that increases ozone formation, missing from existing models of choking smog.
Around the world with a gas can
The Blake lab uses chromatography to simultaneously quantify more than a hundred volatile compounds in air samples collected from all over the world. Many of these samples are collected in airplane flights over specific areas, such as Beijing or the Arctic. UCI is a world-leader in atmospheric chemistry.

Message from Chair James Nowick

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