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Ion Cyclotron Resonance Facility

Scientist using the 9.4 Tesla FT-ICR MS

Pairing mass spectrometry with high magnetic fields for a range of research applications.

This facility is charged with developing and exploiting the unique capabilities of Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) mass spectrometry, and leads the world in instrument and technique development as well as novel applications of FT-ICR mass spectrometry.

The facility features directors for instrumentation, biological applications, environmental, petrochemical applications, and user services as well as a machinist, technician and numerous rotating postdocs who are available to collaborate and/or assist with projects.

ICR Numbers

3 Magnets

10 Techniques

Trained User Support Scientists

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Located at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

Featured Research

Science Highlights

Mass spectrum of the initial sample extracted in methanol, with mass-scale zoom inset at m/z 536.

Evolution of the Molecules of Life on Distant Planets

Mailard, J.; Carrasco, N.; Ruger, C.P.; Chatain, A.; Schmitz-Afonso, I.; Weisbrod, C.R.; Baily, L.; Petit, E.; Gautier, T.; McKenna, A.M.; Afonso, C., Astrobiology, 23 (6), 723-732 (2023)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.


Using 75T Pulsed Magnetic Fields to Detect Chern Pockets With Large Orbital Moments in CsV3Sb5

Chen, K.; Zheng, G.; Zhang, D.; Chan, A.; Zhu, Y.; Jenkins, K.; Yu, F.; Shi, M.; Ying, J.; Xiang, Z.; Chen, X.; Wang, Z.; Singleton, J.; Li, L., Communications Materials, 4, 96 (2023)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.

Left: Rendering of the nanocalorimeter wire-bonded to a printed circuit board mounted in a vacuum cell (shown without its lid).  Right: A photograph of the extremely small indium sample (dark rectangle in the middle of the image) mounted on the calorimeter.

Thermal Impedance Spectroscopy: A New Tool to Study Thermodynamics of Materials

A. Khansili, A. Bangura, R. McDonald, B.J. Ramshaw, A. Rydh, A. Shehter, Physical Review B, 107, 195145 (2023)

Read the Science Highlight or check out the full publication online.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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How to Request Magnet Time

Our magnets are open to all scientists - for free - via a competitive process and we accept proposals through out the year.

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Prepare documentation

A proposal and prior results report are required.

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Create a user profile

New user registration, returning users simply need to log in.

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Submit a request online

Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.

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Report your results

After your work is completed, you are asked to report to the laboratory, in a timely manner.

Note: We've created several templates to help users successfully apply for magnet time - ICR General Proposal Template, Biological Applications template, and Report Prior Results Template.

Key Contacts

Chris Hendrickson

Facility Director

For information regarding facilities, magnet time requests and scheduling.

Amy McKenna

Manager, ICR User Program

For information regarding measurements and facilities.

Alan Marshall

Chief Scientist for Ion Cyclotron Resonance

For information on ICR.

Fellow users who are experts on the use of ICR Facility are also available to answer questions.
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