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...


Mar 20 2018 -
12:45pm to 2:00pm
Dr. Fred Menard
Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Mar 20 2018 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Seyed Amirhossein Nasseri
UBC Chemistry (Withers Group)
Mar 22 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Spencer Macdonald - Withers Group
Department of Genome Sciences and Technology, University of British Columbia


Congratulations to Sheri Harbour!

Congratulations to Sheri Harbour as a recipient of the 2017/2018 Faculty of Science Excellence in Service Award.

Congratulations to Dr. Allan Bertram!

Dr. Bertram has been awarded a UBC Killam Research Prize. This award recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Allan's achievement will be recognized at UBC's annual Awards Reception in the spring. Congratulations Dr. Bertram...