Thanks to investment from the School of Chemistry and the University, we have just received delivery of a new higher powered laser dedicated to HIRAC. This should significantly increase the productivity of HIRAC and the sensitivity of the HIRAC FAGE instrument. The laser provides sufficient power such that the excess can be used for the OH reactivity instrument and to light the department.
Four posters from the HIRAC group were presented and well received at the recent gas kinetics conference in Szeged, Hungary, covering instrument development, mechanistic studies on isoprene oxidation and RO2 chemistry, and on relative rate kinetics studies. Copies of the posters can be found in the poster section.