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...


Jan 21 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Dr. Hiroshi Naka
Nagoya University
Jan 22 2019 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Ian Manners
Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria
Jan 23 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Yonghui Wang
UBC Chemistry (Hudson Group)


Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellow Mel Higgins!

UBC Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow Mel Higgins received the 2019 Founders Award from the American Chemical Society Biological Chemistry Division. This award was established in memory of William P. Jencks’ contributions to mechanistic enzymology...

Congratulations to the Perrin Group!

The Perrin Lab's synthesis of alpha-amantin has made C&EN News "Molecule of the Year" list. Congratualtions to David Perrin and his group for all their work on this!

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