Our research in solid-state NMR and quantum chemical modelling of
NMR parameters requires access to state-of-the-art solid-state NMR
spectrometers, high-performance computing facilities, and wet lab
space. Detailed below are some of the facilities available to
NMR Facility for Solids 900 MHz spectrometer
Further information on this facility is available at www.nmr900.ca
wide-bore Bruker Avance NMR spectrometer
This departmental instrument has solids, liquids, and microimaging
We are equipped with a variety of solids probes (2.5mm, 4mm, 7mm MAS
and 5/10mm solenoid).
400 MHz wide-bore Bruker Avance III NMR
This instrumemnt is dedicated to solids and is
equipped with numerous probes including magic-angle spinning probes,
a single crystal probe, and the DOR probe described below.
Double-rotation (DOR) NMR probe for high-resolution solid-state NMR
of quadrupolar nuclei.
200 MHz wide-bore Bruker Avance III
instrument is dedicated to solids and is very useful for studying
nuclei such as C-13, Si-29, P-31.
There is also a 7 mm MAS probe designed specially for air-sensitive
samples sealed in glass tubes.
In addition to a Windows or Linux-based PC for each
student, we have one small 8-core cluster for quantum chemical
calculations, and a second highspeed Sun Fire X4600 56-core cluster
(NSERC RTI) was installed in July 2007.
We are very grateful to Prof.
Woo and his group for their assistance with the setup and
maintenance of these clusters.
Typical quantum chemical software to which we have access:
Gaussian03, ADF, Dalton, CASTEP, abinit.
We are also users of the High-Performance Computing Virtual
Laboratory (HPCVL). Click
here for further details.
We are equipped for the synthesis and manipulation of organic and
inorganic compounds, including those that are air- and
Equipment includes a glovebox, vacuum line, high-temperature
furnace, rotovaps, ball mill, sonicator, balances, etc.
Last updated May 23, 2017