Research Facilities

Dr. Andrew Lewis

Director, Magnetic Resonance Facility

Office: C9039
Cell (24 hours): 604-306-7959
Email: arl@sfu.ca

Yilin (Colin) Zhang

NMR Services Technician

Office: C6084
Tel: 778-782-3287
Email: yza16@sfu.ca

Walk-up NMR Instruments Available (TASC2 7301):

Bruker AVANCE III 500 MHz running IconNMR under TopSpin 2.1 

This instrument is operated in walk-up mode most of the time but can be reserved for kinetics and variable temperature NMR experiments

5mm TXI Inverse 1H/13C/19F probe

Equipped with BACS-60 robotic sample changer (60 samples) and dual receivers

Other probes available (installed on demand)

5mm TBO Triple Broad-Band Observe (1H/19F/X, X = 15N to 31P) ATM probe

10mm low-gamma BBO Broad-Band Observe (1H/X, X = 41K to 109Ag) probe

Bruker AVANCE III 400 MHz running IconNMR under TopSpin 2.1

This instrument is operated continuously in walk-up mode (24 / 7 / 365)

5mm BBOF plus ATM probe for routine 1D and 2D 1H, 19F, 13C and other nuclei (X = 15N to 31P)

Equipped with BACS-60 robotic sample changer (60 samples) and dual receivers

Other probes available (installed on demand)

5mm TXI Inverse 1H/13C/19F probe

Bruker AVANCE III 400 MHz Solids and Microimaging  TopSpin 3 + Paravision

This instrument will be delivered in 2011

Liquids: 5mm BBOFplus (1H,/19F/X, X = 15N to 31P) ATM probe

Solids: variety of 2.5 mm, 4 mm and 7 mm MAS probes (double and triple resonance)

Imaging: Multinuclear capable, sample sizes 5-30 mm diameter

Equipped with dual receivers and separate workstations for solids and microimaging

High-Field NMR Instruments Available (SSC C6082):

Bruker AVANCE II 600 MHz “TCI 600” running TopSpin 2.1

Technician run samples (drop off samples in SSB 6140)

Can also be reserved for trained users

5mm TCI cryoprobe for highest 1H sensitivity & 1H/13C/15N NMR of proteins

Equipped with BACS-60 robotic sample changer (60 samples)

Other probes available (installed on demand)

5mm TXI probe for 1H/13C/15N

4 mm HR-MAS 1H & 13C probe for semi-liquid samples

Bruker AVANCE II 600 MHz “QNP 600” running TopSpin 2.1

Technician run samples (drop off samples in SSB 6140)

Can also be reserved for trained users

5mm QNP cryoprobe for highest 13C, 15N or 31P sensitivity

Equipped with BACS-60 robotic sample changer (60 samples)

Other probes available (installed on demand)

5mm Broad-Band Observe BBO (1H/X, X = 15N to 31P)

ATM probe