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...


Feb 20 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Dr. Theresa McCormick
Portland State University
Feb 21 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dr. Jonathon Briggs - Brumer Group
Michael Smith Laboratories, University of British Columbia
Feb 26 2019 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Eugenia Kumacheva I 3M Lecture
Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto


Congratulations to Dr. Laurel Schafer!

Dr. Laurel Schafer has been awarded a 2018 UBC Killam Research Fellowship. This award enables faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave.

Dr. Schafer's award will be recognized at the awards reception held by the...

Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Ryan!

Dr. Katherine Ryan has been awarded the 2018 Charles A. McDowell Award for Excellence in Research. This Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research by a young faculty member at UBC.

Dr. Ryan's award will...