The University NMR Facility was first established as an Inter-Faculty operation with its first spectrometer with a superconducting magnet, in 1982. It is now located within the purpose-built Analytical Centre, housed in the Chemical Sciences Building (F10), and equipped to an international standard with state-of-the art instruments:  Seven which can measure solutions, two which can measure solids and soft matter, and one which can measure electron magnetic resonance. We also have a computer room for off-line data processing and archiving.

We specialise in the analysis of materials and bio-materials using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR and EPR).

Other capabilities within the facility:

  •     Analysis of polymers
  •     Quantitative analysis of pesticides, herbicides and pharmaceuticals (qNMR)
  •     Analysis of clay minerals, cement (solid state NMR)
  •     Quality control of simple organics
  •     Analysis of carbon materials
  •     Structural elucidation
  •     Kinetics
  •     Diffusion NMR
  •     Multinuclear NMR