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.
The facility provides sample analysis that requires the ultrahigh resolution and high mass accuracy of FT-ICR. Currently active research areas include biological, environmental, and petrochemical analysis. The facility's four FT-ICR mass spectrometers feature high magnetic fields – including the world-record 21 tesla – and are compatible with multiple ionization and fragmentation techniques.
HOW TO APPLY
Our magnets are open to all scientists — for free — via a competitive process and we accept proposals throughout the year.
- Prepare documentation
A proposal and prior results report are required.
- Create a user profile
Returning users simply need to log in.
- Submit a request online
Upload files and provide details about the proposed experiment.
- Report your results
By year's end, submit information on publications resulting from your experiment.
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For more information
Contact one of the individuals listed below or Fellow users who are experts on the use of ICR Facility.