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...


Apr 25 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Chang Chen
UBC Chemistry (Mehrkhodavandi Group)
Apr 27 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dr. William Lubell
Department of Chemistry, Université de Montréal
Apr 28 2017 -
12:30pm to 3:30pm
Antoine Blanc
UBC Chemistry (Perrin Group)


Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krems!

Dr. Krems has been awarded a 2016-2017 UBC Killam Teaching Prize. This honour is in recognition of Dr. Krems' s outstanding achievement as a teacher, and is a reflection of his enthusiasm for teaching and commitment to our students....

2017 Graduate Student Forum

Another successful Graduate Student Forum was held on April 11th 2017, funded by the CGSS and organized by the Graduate Student Initiative Committee.