Coralie Schoemaecker

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The hydroxyl (OH) radical is the most important oxidant in the atmosphere since it controls its self-oxidizing capacity. The main sources of OH radicals are the photolysis of ozone and the photolysis of nitrous acid (HONO). Due to the attenuation of solar radiation in the indoor environment, the possibility of OH formation through photolytic pathways(More)
The first reliable quantification of hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) formed during the low-temperature oxidation of an organic compound has been achieved thanks to a new system that couples a jet stirred reactor to a detection by continuous wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy (cw-CRDS) in the near-infrared. The quantification of this key compound for(More)
Indoor air quality was characterized in 10 recently built energy-efficient French schools during two periods of 4.5 days. Carbon dioxide time-resolved measurements during occupancy clearly highlight the key role of the ventilation rate (scheduled or occupancy indexed), especially in this type of building, which was tightly sealed and equipped with a(More)
The reaction between CH3O2 and OH radicals has been studied in a laser photolysis cell using the reaction of F atoms with CH4 and H2O for the simultaneous generation of both radicals, with F atoms generated through 248 nm photolysis of XeF2. An experimental setup combining cw-Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy (cw-CRDS) and high repetition rate laser-induced(More)
We present the coupling of a jet-stirred reactor to detection by cw-CRDS in the near infrared and first results obtained during the oxidation of methane. The mixture is rapidly expanded from the jet-stirred reactor into a 80 cm-long cw-CRDS cell maintained at a the pressure around 1.33 kPa, thus freezing the reaction and decreasing pressure broadening of(More)
The absorption spectrum of CH3O2 radicals and CH3I molecules has been measured in the range 7473-7497 cm(-1). CH3O2 radicals have been generated by 248 nm laser photolysis of CH3I in the presence of O2, and the relative absorption has been measured by time-resolved continuous-wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy (cw-CRDS). Calibration of the relative(More)
The gas-phase oxidation of n-butane has been studied in an atmospheric jet-stirred reactor (JSR) at temperatures up to 950 K. For the first time, continuous wave cavity ring-down spectroscopy (cw-CRDS) in the near-infrared has been used, together with gas chromatography (GC), to analyze the products formed during its oxidation. In addition to the(More)
A new FAGE setup has recently been built at the University of Lille, France. It permits the quantification of OH and HO2 in the atmosphere with a detection limit of 3 x 105 molecules/(cm3 x min) for OH and 1 x 10(6) molecules/(cm3 x min) for HO2. Its coupling to a photolysis cell enables the measurement of the total reactivity of the hydroxyl radical in(More)
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Correction for “Unexpectedly high indoor hydroxyl radical concentrations associated with nitrous acid,” by Elena Gómez Alvarez, Damien Amedro, Charbel Afif, Sasho Gligorovski, Coralie Schoemacker, Christa Fittschen, Jean-Francois Doussin, and Henri Wortham, which appeared in issue 33, August 13, 2013, of Proc Natl Acad Sci USA(More)
OH and HO2 profiles measured in a real environment have been compared to the results of the INCA-Indoor model to improve our understanding of indoor chemistry. Significant levels of both radicals have been measured and their profiles display similar diurnal behavior, reaching peak concentrations during direct sunlight (up to 1.6×106 and 4.0×107  cm-3 for OH(More)