On June 9th and 10th, the Ion Space Propulsion Lab staff visited Yale University, in New Haven Connecticut, where Prof. King gave an invited talk at the John Fenn Centennial symposium to celebrate the 100th anniversary of John Fenn. Fenn made pioneering contributions to the field of electrospray ionization, which brought about a revolution in mass spectrometry. For this work, John Fenn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002. The symposium featured speakers who presented on research related to Fenn’s fields of interest and methodologies made possible through his pioneering work. Prof. King’s presentation was titled, “Magnetoelectrospray of Superparamagnetic Liquids.”
During the visit Isp Lab staff also collaborated with researchers from the Fernandez de la Mora group to discuss the on-going MTU/Yale project investigating electrospray space propulsion using magnetic liquids.