We exploit several intense pulsed (far) infrared free-electron lasers, used by scientists from all over the world.
With the radiation of the FELIX light they can for example learn more about the molecules in space, map chemical processes and identify specific molecules in our blood.
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Monday 6 - Thursday 9 March
The workshop will be devoted to the emerging field of ultrafast opto-magneto-electronics, that combines the ideas and concepts of opto-magnetism and spin transport with photonics for ultrafast low-dissipative manipulation and storage of information.
Registration is now open.
Christmas came a little early this year for two of our researchers at HFML-FELIX. Prof. dr. Britta Redlich and dr. Viktoria Eless received word just last week that The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has granted a Phase 1 Take-off grant to their PiCard project regarding the development of quantum information hardware! Without this complementary hardware supporting quantum computers, uses of the technology will likely remain limited.
Researchers at HFML-FELIX and Syngenta (Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre) have used FELIX to demonstrate the differentiation of hydroxylated derivatives of two plant protection compounds (azoxystrobin and benzovindiflupyr) contained at low levels in relevant plant matrices This work has now been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
Researchers from HFML-FELIX and the University of Amsterdam have extended the boundaries of IRMPD spectroscopy of photostable ions by recording IR spectra of several PAH cations over the range of 6-100 µm using the intracavity free-electron laser FELICE at Radboud University in Nijmegen, where the (far)infrared and THz light intensities are such that bands with very low absorption strengths at long wavelengths can still be excited sufficiently efficient that dissociation occurs. These observations promise the extension of the spectral range used for spectral identification of molecules in space to at least 100 µm.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are abundant in many regions of the universe, representing a major reservoir for cosmic carbon. However, their formation pathways in cold regions of space remained elusive. Until now. Experimental studies at HFML-FELIX at Radboud University recently provided evidence for alternative formation routes of PAHs in cold environments of the universe like molecular clouds or planetary atmospheres. The results have been published in Nature Astronomy.
Call for Proposals
The FELIX Laboratory is open for external researchers and industrial users from all over the world. They can use all the unique equipment and setups we have to offer.
To apply for beam time you have to submit a proposal. The next deadline is 15 May, 2023. You can find more information here. If you have any questions, contact us at HFML-FELIX@ru.nl.