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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

a. Schematic illustration of a 1T′-WS2 device and the rotation experiment setup. b. Magnetic field dependence of the normalized resistance of the 1T′-WS2 device at T = 0.33 K with different in-plane rotation angles φ. c. The φ-dependence of the upper critical field. The green dashed line indicates the Pauli limit.

Ultrahigh Supercurrent Density in a Two-Dimensional Topological Material

Zhang, Q.; Hossain, S.MD.; Casas, B.W.; Zheng, W.; Cheng, Z.J.; Lai, Z.; Tu, Y.H.; Chang, G.; Yao, Y.; Li, S.; Jiang, Y.X.; Mardanya, S.; Chang, T.R.; You, J.Y.; Feng, Y.P.; Cheng, G.; Yin, J.X.; Shumiya, N.; Cochran, T.A.; Yang, X.P.; Litskevich, M.; Yao, N.; Watanabe, K.; Taniguchi, T.; Zhang, H.; Balicas, L.; Hasan, M.Z.,  Ultra high supercurrent density in a two-dimensional topological material, Physical Review Materials, 7, L071801 (2023)

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Representative DBP molecular formula identifications for a molecule that contains (a) one chlorine atoms. Confident assignment requires the ultrahigh mass resolving power and mass accuracy provided by 21T FT-ICR MS.

Scouring Drinking Water for Disinfection Byproducts

Dong, H.; Cuthbertson, A.A.; Plewa, M.; Weisbrod, C.; McKenna, A.M.; Richardson, S.D., Unravelling High-Molecular-Weight DBP Toxicity Drivers in Chlorinated and Chloraminated Drinking Water: Effect-Directed Analysis of Molecular Weight Fractions,  Environmental Science and Technology (2023)

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Effectiveness factor of nanoporous gold catalysts exhibiting different shapes and characteristic lengths (L).

CO Oxidation and Mass Transport in Nanoporous Gold using Pulsed Field Gradient NMR

Baniani, A.; Wild, S.; Forman, E.; Risse, T.; Vasenkov, S.; Baumer, M., Journal of Catalysis, 413, 1123--1131 (2022)

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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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