The UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility

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Location of Facility

The University of Warwick

Capabilities and services provided

The 850 MHz Facility is based around a 20 Tesla wide-bore (89 mm) NMR magnet (corresponding to a 1H Larmor frequency of 850 MHz) equipped with a HFXY rf console and wide-range of probes: 14 for magic-angle spinning (MAS) for rotor diameters 0.7 mm (from 2018), 1.0 mm, 1.3 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.2 mm, 4 mm and 7 mm, a static probe and a double rotation (DOR) probe.

Nearly all users visit the Facility in person to carry out experiments, with support provided by the Facility Manager. Most users are experienced solid-state NMR spectroscopists with access to lower field instruments at their home institution, though time allocation applications from those with limited or no solid-state NMR experience are welcome by prior agreement of collaboration with the Facility Manager.

To date, 1H, 19F, 31P, 7Li, 119Sn, 87Rb, 11B, 71Ga, 65Cu, 63Cu, 23Na, 51V, 27Al, 13C, 79Br, 93Nb, 45Sc, 69Ga, 59Co, 127I, 29Si, 77Se, 2H, 6Li, 139La, 17O, 133Cs, 137Ba, 15N, 35Cl, 85Rb, 91Zr, 33S, 14N, 43Ca, 95Mo, 67Zn, 25Mg, 49Ti, 47Ti, 89Y, 39K, 109Ag, 99Ru, 105Pd, 87Sr, 183W, 73Ge (sorted by Larmor frequency) solid-state NMR experiments have been performed, covering applications across chemistry, materials science and the life sciences, for example to battery and energy storage materials, bone minerals, catalysts, cements, fullerenes, glasses, hydrogels, metal organic frameworks, pharmaceuticals, plant cell walls, polymers, proteins, supramolecular chemistry and zeolites.

Contact for access

Facility Manager: Dr Dinu Iuga (Email: - tel: 024 761 50814)

Time allocation is made every six months (call deadline of 30 April and 31 October, as advertised via the Facility website and a user email list). Fast-track applications can be made at any time. See website for details.

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