Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Guidelines for Bruker NMR Users

Training and Health and Safety

Due to the dangers presented by the NMR magnets and the danger of helium asphyxiation, there are mandatory training requirements (see here for details). Thus, anybody who wants to do work in the NMR lab PS 13 need to be trained appropriately. This should be done by the NMR manager. In particular, it is expected that users are familiar with basic experiment setup and basic spectrometer operation. Authorized users will receive a NMR account by the NMR Facility. They should only use their own NMR account. Account sharing with others is not permitted.

Unauthorized persons need to be supervised at all times by a trained individual who need to instruct them about the dangers. Supervisors assume responsibility for encouraging untrained individuals to circumvent these mandatory requirements.

Please report problems with the equipment in a timely manner. Problems with the equipment can only be solved if they are reported. Solving a problem that happened yesterday can also be difficult.

Please do not try to solve equipment problems by yourself or reboot the equipment. It might make the problems more difficult to solve.

Bruker Avance III 300 MHz

This instrument has capabilities for solution-state, solid-state, rheo, diffusion, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). As the instrument configuration frequently changes due to this, please contact Dr. Alexander Goroncy before using this instrument.

Bruker Avance III 400 MHz

This main workhorse NMR instrument is mainly used for solution-state NMR. Please sign up whenever you wish to use this instrument and be considerate to others and do not book longer than necessary. A simple proton NMR spectrum can be acquired within 10 minutes. Current policies allow most users to reserve time 1 weekday and the weekends in advance. If you need additional time and are unable to reserve it by yourself, please contact the NMR Facility.

Sign up for time on the 400 MHz instrument at

Bruker Avance III 600 MHz

This instrument has solution-state and solid-state capabilities. Due to its higher resolution and superior signal to noise as compared to the other instruments, it can be used if sample quantity is an issue, for macromolecules, or for the NMR acquisition of NMR insensitive nuclei. To reserve time, please contact Alexander Goroncy.

Unscheduled time defaults to first come first served.

Please run experiments that require a long time (e.g., carbon) over night or over the weekend, and reserve as soon as possible. It is possible to reserve up to 4 weeks in advance without prior authorization.

File Storage

Users are responsible for archiving any data that is important to them, Users may store their data on the disk for 30 days. Any data older than 30 days is subject to deletion. 

Guidelines for Anasazi NMR Users

Users must be trained and familiar with operation of these spectrometers. Please minimize temperature fluctuation of the magnets as the magnetic field strength is sensitive to it due to their construction, So, do not let the sun shine on them or move them around. The magnetic's themselves are unlikely to cause interference with magnetic objects unless they are placed inside the magnets.


The status of the instruments will be posted in the NMR room (PS 13).

Use Common Sense

Be considerate. There are a lot of users on these instruments. If there are any questions, problems, suggestions, or complaints, please feel free to discuss them with the the NMR Facility.

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