The High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility (An EPSRC National Research Facility)

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The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility is based around a 23.5 Tesla standard-bore (54 mm) NMR magnet (corresponding to a 1H Larmor frequency of 1 GHz, brought to field in November 2020, as the first 1 GHz NMR magnet in the UK) and a 20 Tesla wide-bore (89 mm) NMR magnet (corresponding to a 1H Larmor frequency of 850 MHz), both equipped with a HFXY rf console. There is a wide range of probes: for magic-angle spinning (MAS) for rotor diameters 0.7 mm, 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. Users visit the Facility in person to carry out experiments (remote operation has been introduced during COVID), 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.


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