Jonathan Raff

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Indiana University environmental chemist Jonathan Raff has been awarded a U.S. Department of Energy grant for $776,878 over five years to support research on soil microbial sources of nitrous acid and other chemicals that play a pivotal role in atmospheric processes. Raff, an assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU […]

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Research by Indiana University Bloomington scientists finds that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid, a chemical that plays a pivotal role in atmospheric processes such as the formation of smog and determining the lifetime of greenhouse gases. The study shows for the first time that the surface acidity of common […]

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Indiana University professor Jonathan Raff has received a $649,000 award from the National Science Foundation to fund research into the chemistry of air pollution and climate impacts. The work will address uncertainties about how certain air pollutants — which are responsible for issues such as asthma, low visibility and climate change effects — are formed […]