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The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility

Solid-State NMR at 850 MHz and 1 GHz: A World-leading UK Facility to deliver Advances in Materials Science, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science and Physics

The award of a £3.9M grant from EPSRC and BBSRC: enabled the Facility to start operation on February 1st 2010.

The original 850 MHz widebore solid-state NMR system (4 channel HFXY with 11 MAS (0.7 to 7 mm) probes and a DOR and a static probe), as supplied by Bruker, is sited in the Magnetic Resonance Centre at Millburn House, University of Warwick. Additional funding was provided by the University of Warwick including via funding through Birmingham Science City Advanced Materials Projects 1 and 2 supported by Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). A 1 GHz standard-bore (4 channel HFXY with 8 MAS (0.7 to 7 mm)) is available since 2021.

Following a bid by a consortium of 7 UK universities, contract funding (PR140003) with a service level agreement (SLA) has been awarded as an EPSRC (with 10% funding by BBSRC) National Research Facility for a further 3+2 years of operation from January 2015.

The facility continues to operate as a National Research Facility until January 2025 with EPSRC (and 15% BBSRC) funding EP/T015063/1 

Annual Symposium, 31st March 2022 (hybrid: in-person and online)

Next call for applications deadline: 30th April 2022, 5 p.m. (UK time)

Submission to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: Leaving the EU August 2016
(see also parliament website link)

Vision Document: A UK-wide cross-disciplinary integrated infrastructure for NMR spectroscopy March 2015

YouTube link: The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility

Twitter feed link : The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility

2019 symposium

March 28th 2019: Participants at the UK 850 MHz Solid-state NMR Facility Annual Symposium


October 28th 2010: NMC and David Delpy at the Facility Opening Symposium,
from left to right Steven Brown, Stephen Wimperis, David Delpy, Ray Dupree,
Jeremy Titman, Sharon Ashbrook, Melinda Duer, Robin Harris, Dinu Iuga
and Mark Smith