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.

Fire Sprinkler work in the MR Facility began on Oct 5 and will run through Nov 20.  The additional week has been added due to late delivery of special sprinkler heads ordered for those close to our magnets.

Oct 5-Nov 20:  No one other than MR Staff can be on 2nd floor Mathews; no manual use of any instrument; no SQUID, Mossbauer, EPR, solid-state NMR, variable temperature NMR, etc., can be done.

Details for Oct 26-Nov 20 operations are here.

Submission times are 9am, 11am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm every day; plus 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:15pm on M-R.

Nov 9-Nov 20:  the full facility is closed; data will continue to be performed by NMR staff, but no one else may  enter the facility during this time.

The very old magnet on Persephone will be replaced with a newer shielded magnet starting Tuesday Dec 1. The spectrometer will remain functionally identical for users, but the stray field will be significantly reduced. The replacement work will take 2 to 6 weeks. Persephone will therefore be down Dec 1 through at least Dec 14.

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.

Automation submissions (on artemis and callisto) happen at 9am, 11pm, 1:30pm, and 4:00pm every day of the week.  There are additional submissions at 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:15pm on M-R evenings.  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 9:15pm (4:15 on Fri,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.