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.
31 May 2022
Maarten Berben investigated two families of low dimensional and superconducting materials with electronic transport measurements under the influence of magnetic fields. He discovered that these metals also show strange behaviour when it comes to magnetoresistance. This suggests a new paradigm for magnetotransport in strange metals. He successfully defended his PhD thesis on 23 May. Based on the outstanding quality of the thesis and excellent defence, he was awarded a doctorate with the distinction ‘cum laude’.
23 May 2022
Monday 27 - Wednesday 29 June, the IMM organizes the first Summer School 2022 on Spectroscopy of Quantum Materials for PhD students, postdocs, as well as staff of the participating departments of the IMM. Registration is now open.
13 May 2022
A new edition of EMFL news is available, with the latest news and research updates from the magnetic field laboratories in Europe, including HFML-FELIX.
10 May 2022
Researchers from HFML-FELIX are partners in a project that has just been granted 21.5 million euros from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Over the next 10 years, they will work together with researchers from the IMM and at several other universities on new, more efficient materials suitable for information processing in the quantum age. The project is led by Utrecht University.
3 May 2022
PhD defence Julianna Palotás: infrared spectroscopy of ionized fullerene derivatives: The astrophysical implications of breaking symmetries
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.
26 April 2022
Monday 11 April, Sjors Bakels successfully defended his PhD thesis. Using the intense, tunable infrared laser light from HFML-FELIX, Bakels was able to take the understanding of the mechanism underlying peptide aggregation a step further.
8 April 2022
Last Saturday, we welcomed students from the COAST-ATLAS programme at HFML-FELIX.
25 March 2022
PhD defence Sanders Lemmens: ‘Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons: laboratory infrared signatures of astrochemical evolution’
Sander Lemmens successfully defended his thesis on 10 March. Lemmens focused on three questions: what is the organic inventory in the universe, how do molecules form in the interstellar medium, and how do they interact? With the FELIX infrared light he studied the properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that occur in interstellar space.
11 March 2022
FELs OF EUROPE, the collaboration of free electron laser (FEL) facilities in Europe, published a new issue of their newsletter. It includes updates and research highlights from the 15 associated facilities, including HFML-FELIX.
24 February 2022