| The NMR Facility
serves the students,
faculty, and staff across the
departments of U of C and affiliates,
allowing users to obtain their own
spectra. There are approximately 200
active user accounts in existence and
about ~40,000 samples are run annually.
In order to become a user of the NMR
facility, one needs to be trained and
tested prior to establishing an account.
The facility userís research adviser
obtains the bill containing the fee for
the time used.
| 1. Always follow
the time allocation
schedule posted for each instrument.
2. Do not reserve multiple instruments
during the same time period.
3. Any time reserved may be charged
unless the reservation is canceled
4. You may sign-up for NMR time not more
than 24 hours in advance.
5. Each person is allowed a grace period
prior to starting an experiment.
period time is
proportional to the machine reservation
Time Reserved Grace Period
Less than 1 hour 10
1 hour- 3 hours 30 minutes
More than 3 hours 60
6. Another person may claim the
remaining experiment time for his/her
own use if the
instrument is not in use by the end of
the grace period.
7. Finish your experiment on time. If
you anticipate finishing early, notify
8. Return the instrument to its original
state, i.e. return the probe to
temperature after a VT
experiment. After removing your sample,
turn off the
LIFT and SPIN and put the
cap on the upper stack. Complete
these tasks before
the end of your time
Always sign the register book. Please
note all problems in the register.
In case of serious problems such as a
broken sample in the probe, notify
the NMR laboratory Manager