The NMR Facility is open for Phase 3. Read the guidelines below.

Please follow all new guidelines outlined in the COVID 19 – Phase 3 operations document.  Users should also review the Chemistry Department’s Guidelines for working in the building.  Additional information about COVID-19 compiled by the department can be found here.

NMR Facility hours match the Chemistry Building hours:  users should not enter the building or Facility outside of these hours. Email NMR staff ( if you have questions about procedures as stated above, or experience problems on the instruments.

During normal operations, automation submissions (on artemis and callisto) happen at M-Fr at 9am, 11pm, 1:30pm, 3.30pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm and 10:15pm. Sa submissions will occur at 9am, 11:30am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm, Su at 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm. There will be no submissions on Sunday morning. Note that submissions will not occur exactly at the times listed; we pick up samples then, but it takes time to get them into the robots and then do the spreadsheet imports that get them running properly.  The 10:15pm (4:30pm on Sat,Sun) time is a hard deadline; if both sample(s) and spreadsheet have not arrived by this time, the sample(s)/experiment(s) will have to wait for the next day.

For instructions on how to submit to the automated instruments please check the sample submission page.

Users that do not work in the building can apply for access to the building.  See instructions in the Phase 3 operations document.

The full MR Facility is resuming “normal” accounting practices for applying charges.  All users must be aware that fees are not based on calendar requests, nor are they based on IconNMR use.  Under calendared use, charges are based on the time logged into the spectrometer (independent of whether an experiment is running or not).  That has worked well in the past, and is an accurate and efficient method for doing the accounting.  It is the user’s responsibility to sign-up and use just the time needed under calendared use.  Log out when done.  If the user assumes someone else will logout for them and that does not happen, the full amount of time the user is logged in will be charged.  Do not signup for a set of short experiments unless someone will stick around to log out when the experiments are done.

The very old magnet on Persephone was replaced with a newer shielded magnet but it is not available until further notice.

The 360 MHz spectrometer (Europa) will be retired permanently in mid-March, with the new Operando 500 MHz NMR being installed the end of March through April.

[15 Feb 2021 cgf]