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.
The HFML-FELIX team is happy to announce that the 2023 HFML-FELIX user meeting will take place in Nijmegen on June 13-15 (lunch-to-lunch), in conjunction with the EMFL user meeting.
HFML-FELIX researchers demonstrated how magnetic memory combining plasmonics and magnetism is poised to dramatically increase the bit density and energy efficiency of light-assisted ultrafast magnetic storage. This landed them the cover spot on the December edition of Nano Letters Journal.
Wednesday, the 25th of January, PhD student Rianne van Outersterp successfully defended her PhD thesis ‘Metabolite identification using infrared ion spectroscopy’ and obtained her degree with distinction Cum Laude.
Researchers at HFML-FELIX have developed a workflow for identification of organic micro-pollutants in river water, where quantum-chemically predicted infrared fingerprint spectra are used to screen potential candidates and suggest structural assignments.
Cyanoacetylene, HC3N, is a molecule widespread in the universe, despite its apparent exotic nature. Its ionized variant, HC3N+, though, is much more elusive: it has only rarely been studied in the laboratory, and due to the lack of accurate laboratory spectroscopic fingerprints, has not been detected in space, yet.
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.
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.