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 24 2017 -
12:45pm to 2:00pm
Suzanne Blum
Department of Chemistry, University of California Irvine
Oct 27 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Professor Yong Yang
Xiamen University
Oct 31 2017 -
12:45pm to 2:00pm
Steve Davies
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford



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