The infrared user facility FELIX
Starting March 2012 the FELIX facility will move to the Radboud University Nijmegen to merge with the free-electron laser FLARE currently being commissioned (see here for more details).
The user facility comprises three different beamlines. Two beamlines, FEL1 and FEL2, provide continuously tunable radiation in the spectral range of 2500-40 cm-1 (4-250 mm, 1.2-75 THz) peak powers ranging up to 100 MW in (sub)picosecond pulses, and is being used for scientific research in (bio-)medicine, (bio-)chemistry and (bio-)physics. The third beamline, FELICE, is devoted to intra-cavity experiments on gas phase (bio-)molecules/ions, clusters and complexes. It provides continuously tunable radiation in the spectral range of 2000-250 cm-1 (5-40 mm) and the infrared intensity available to the experiment is a factor of up to a hundred increased compared to FELIX.
The next call for proposal is expected for the period:
- 1 September 2013 - 28 February 2014 with deadline 1 June 2013.
Beam time will be allocated on the basis of a review of the submitted research proposals by a programma advisory committee.
"FELIX on the move"
Last photon and transports to Nijmegen
Getting started in Nijmegen
How far we are - August 2012
September 2012 - construction of the new building