At the Chemistry and Physics at Low Temperatures (CPLT2022) conference in Visegrád, Hungary, our PhD student Dian Schrauwen won a best poster prizes for her poster titled “Interstellar ices in the lab: probing resonant structural changes due to free electron laser irradiation of interstellar ice analogues”.
The Holland Research School for Molecular Chemistry has awarded long-time FELIX user Prof. Sandra M. Lang from Ulm University an HRSMC Fellowship for a 5-month collaborative research stay in the Netherlands.
Our brand-new undulator produced its first light, thereby extending the tuning range of FELIX-2 to 3 micron. The extension of the FELIX wavelength range is one of the projects of the HFML-FELIX NWO Roadmap grant 2018.
Monday 27 - Wednesday 29 June, the IMM organizes the Summer School 2022 on Spectroscopy of Quantum Materials for PhD students, postdocs, as well as staff of the participating departments. Registration is now open.
Tuesday 26 April Julianna Palotás succesfully defended her thesis that is devoted to the laboratory aspects of astrochemistry. She succeeded in recording the first laboratory infrared spectrum of protonated fullerenes C60H+ and C70H+.She also demonstrates that the infrared spectra of ionized fullerenes are significantly distinct from the fingerprints of (ionized) polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Her research offers new insights in the composition of the interstellar medium and provides starting points for further research.