General policies

  • No food or beverages are permitted near the spectrometers or workstations.
  • Do not prepare your samples in the NMR Lab.
  • Do not leave your NMR tubes in the NMR lab.
  • If a sample breaks in the magnet, contact the NMR lab staff immediately so that the probe can be cleaned. This will minimize probe damage from corrosive solvents.
  • All users must follow the scheduling restrictions of the NMR lab, and register in advance.
  • Non-standard experiments/ probe changes must be scheduled with the NMR lab staff in advance.
  • Do not change any NMR probes or reconnect any RF cables.

Facility Schedule (maintenance)

Liquid nitrogen fills are performed once a week, on Tuesday morning (08:00-10:00).

Liquid helium fills normally render the instruments unstable for a few hours. Fills generally occur once in 3-4 months. If you are scheduled for an instrument on that day, a notice will appear.

A guide for new NMR Users

Our NMR spectrometers are normally operated by trained users or as a service.

  1. The instruments are accessible to anyone who has been trained in their use by the NMR lab staff, and work is performed for their own research groups. Each authorized-user account is given special permission for scheduling time on the instruments (via Internal Services) as well as a userid for login to the instruments.
  2. Service is provided for WIS staff (Internal NMR Services) as well as for external users (External NMR Services).