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.
We are looking for colleagues to develop and maintain a suite of experimental platforms and to work alongside internal and external users performing state-of-the-art experiments in high magnetic fields.
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.
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.
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.
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.