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...


Apr 26 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dr. Melanie Higgins
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
May 12 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
May 17 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Professor Vy M. Dong
University of California - Irvine


Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Tao Huan

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tao Huan as an assistant professor in the area of Analytical Chemistry. Dr. Huan received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from University of Alberta with Dr. Liang Li and...

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018 UBC Chemistry Awards for Graduate Research Excellence!

These awards are given for demonstrated research excellence in all areas of chemistry for work carried out at UBC.