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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

Receptor proteins respond differently to drugs depending on the environment in which they are studied.

Different Protein Receptor Responses Resulting from Different Membrane Environments

Thakur, N.; Ray, A.; Sharp, L.; Jin, B.; Duong, A.; Gopal Pour, N.; Obeng, S.; Wijesekara, A.; Gao, Z.; McCurdy, C.; Jacobson, K.; Lyman, E.; Eddy, M.T., Nature Communications, 14, 794 (2023)

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

An atomic-resolution, high-angle annular dark-field image of an aged sample showing uniformly distributed Cr precipitates (dark contrast in main image.

High strength Cu-Cr-Zr Conductors for Pulsed Magnets

Niu, R.; Toplosky, V.J.; Han, K., IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 32 (6), 4300405 (2022)

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

Experimental setup using the 25T Split-Helix magnet and the multidimensional optical nonlinear spectrometer (MONSTR).

Magnetic Field Driven Coherent Coupling of Bright and Dark Excitons

Mapara, V.; Barua, A.; Turkowski, V.; Trinh, M.T.; Stevens, C.; Liu, H.; Nugera, F.A.; Kapuruge, N.; Gutierrez, H.R.; Liu, F.; Zhu, X.; Semenov, D.; McGill, S.A.; Pradhan, N.; Hilton, D.; Karaiskaj, D., American Chemical Society Nano Letters, 22, 1680-1687 (2022)

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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