The AVIII 500 MHz solid state NMR spectrometer is equipped with several state-of-the-art probes for NMR studies of a wide range of systems including biosolids, inorganic materials, polymers, and pharmaceutical formulations.

  • 1.3mm HFX probe for fast spinning 1H- and 19F-detected experiments
  • 3.2mm EFree HCN probe for studies of high-salt 13C, 15N isotopically enriched biomolecules
  • NHMFL 3.2mm Low-E HXY probe for for studies of high-salt systems and multinuclear experiments
  • Bruker 4mm HX probe (tuning range 15N to 31P)
  • Bruker 4mm low gamma probe (tuning range 109Ag to 13C)

Training and Access

Users must complete all three levels of training to obtain unsupervised access to this instrument. We are happy to acquire data for users who do not anticipate they will have significant need for solid state NMR. Please note that in general, we do request users provide solid state rotors for service.

To reserve instrument time or submit samples for analysis, email Dr. Quinn with the following information: (1) desired experiment(s), (2) number of samples, (3) instrument and probe requested (if known), (4) approximate length of time needed (if known).

Solid state instrument time is allocated on a rolling basis. Every effort will be made to schedule instrument time as quickly as possible.

Funding Information

Acquisition of an 850 MHz NMR Spectrometer for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Delaware, NSF MRI-R2 DBI0959496 (Principal Investigator: Tatyana Polenova, Co-principal Investigators: Cecil Dybowski, and Sharon Rozovsky) 2010 – 2013