As an in-house user of the free electron laser facility FELIX, the Molecular Dynamics group, led by Jos Oomens, applies the FELIX radiation in various experiments in the field of gas-phase molecular spectroscopy and dynamics, mainly of “exotic” transient species. FELIX is ideally suited to perform such experiments as it combines a wide wavelength tuning range, covering the infrared molecular fingerprint region, with high power and fluence. Systems studied include molecular ions, complexes, radicals, metal clusters (complexed with small organics), and biomolecules. The systems are studied using various experimental methods, all based on mass spectrometric ion detection (TOF and FTICR). Among others, molecular beam, laser double resonance, and ion storage techniques are applied.
The Molecular Dynamics Group collaborates extensively with external users of the FELIX facility. Its equipment, in particular an FTICR MS for ion spectroscopy and a laser desorption molecular beam spectrometer for ion-dip spectroscopy, is also available to FELIX users. Please contact us for details.
Our group is partner in an NSF sponsored PIRE program, which aims at an exchange of (under)graduate students and researchers between Dutch and US mass spectrometry facilities. Click here for more details.
NWO Dutch Astrochemistry Network started!
On May 16, 2012, Hector Alvaro Galue succesfully defended his thesis Infrared Spectroscopy of Mass Selected Aromatic and Diamondoid Molecular Ions and obtained his PhD degree from the University of Amsterdam.
Hector Alvaro Galue awarded the 2012 Dick Stufkens Prize for his PhD thesis Infrared Spectroscopy of Mass Selected Aromatic and Diamondoid Molecular Ions.