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...


Sep 18 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Chantal Mustoe
UBC Chemistry (Kennepohl & Straus Groups)
Sep 18 2018 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Richmond Sarpong I Distinguished Organic Lecture
Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Sep 20 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dr. Sandra Loesgen
Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University


Congratulations to the Momose Group!

Congratulations to Prof. Momose and his research group for their recent Nature publication, Observation of the 1S–2P Lyman-α transition in antihydrogen. The...

Congratulations to the Perrin Group!

Congratulations to the Perrin Group. Their work on the synthesis of α-Amanitin, a bicyclic octapeptide produced by the death-cap mushroom, and one of the deadliest known peptide toxins, has been featured as an ACS Molecule of the Week.