Magnetic Trapping of Cold Methyl Radicals

The Momose Group, in collaboration with the Chemistry EES and MES shops, has achieved the magnetic trapping of CH3 radicals in a vacuum chamber. After six years of development of a “coil gun” type magnetic molecular decelerator, they have successfully reduced the translational velocity of the radicals in a supersonic molecular beam from 340 m/s to < 20 m/s and confined some 50 000 radicals in a volume of 1 mm^3 between two permanent magnets for longer than 1 sec. The temperature of the radicals in the trap was <200 mK. The ability to trap important reaction intermediates such as CH3...


Oct 16 2018 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Kayli Johnson
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Oct 17 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Dr. Thomas Poisson
COBRA, University of Rouen


New Insights into the Formation of Thiophene-based Molecular Electronics

Weiying He, a graduate student working with Prof. Pierre Kennepohl, recently uncovered...

UBC shines at undergraduate RISE Conference in Montreal

The annual RISE Conference was held at UQAM in late August and featured two students with connections to UBC Chemistry. Teresa Howard, now in her 3rd year in Chemical Biology at UBC, spent the summer at the Université...