We design high field magnets and infrared/Terahertz free-electron lasers that scientists use to:
- investigate the properties and functionality of molecules and materials
- realize fundamental scientific breakthroughs
- tackle societal challenges in the areas of Health, Energy and Smart Materials.
We have a strong in-house research programme and operate as a facility, offering the (inter)national scientific community our cutting-edge instrumentation.
Andrei Kirilyuk, group leader of the Condensed Matter Physics department within HFML-FELIX of Radboud University, has been awarded an NWO Open Competition Domain Science
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.
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 HMFL-FELIX and the University of Illinois have joined together to review experimental and theoretical progress toward understanding the nature of strange metals, a phase of matter with unconventional transport properties that is manifest in various exotic materials such as the cuprate high-temperature superconductors. The article has just appeared in print in the journal Science.
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.