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...


Jun 5 2017 -
12:30pm to 3:30pm
Fraser Pick
UBC Chemistry (Fryzuk Group)
Jun 21 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Addison Desnoyer
UBC Chemistry (Love Group)


Congratulations to the Love and Schafer Groups!

Congratulations to the Love and Schafer Groups! A collaborative effort between these two groups dealing with C-H bond activation towards organophosphate synthesis makes the cover of Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. This work showcases the potential...

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....