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Millburn House Move (2008)

April 10th

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A view from the east side of the main hall. NMR magnets will go on the left, EPR magnets on the right.

 

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From the west side of the main hall you can see where the DNP magnets will be placed on the left.

 

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The 600 MHz magnet will be placed in the centre of this picture, taken from the DNP area.

 

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NMR and EPR postgraduate workspace.

 

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One of the soundproof "pods" where the spectrometer controlling computers will be placed.

 

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The back entrance to Millburn House, an extension to the original building housing the air handling, a lift and stairs.

 

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Another view of a "pod," now with desks and people!

 

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The 500 MHz wide-bore magnet gets hoisted into position.

 

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The 500 MHz magnet being filled with liquid nitrogen. In the background is chemistry's 600 MHz magnet.

 

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Bruker's Avance III console for the 500 MHz magnet, which has special coils fitted to observe physical diffusion.

 

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The end of the energiser rod that will eventually charge the 500 MHz magnet's main coil to 130 Amps.

 

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Filling the 500 MHz magnet with liquid helium.

 

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The 500 MHz magnet fulled cooled and ready to be energised.

 

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Moving a liquid nitrogen container over from the main physics building.

 

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It is carefully hoisted into position.

 

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In position and ready to be bolted to the ground.

 

May 1st Update

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EPR move their equipment into the main hall.

 

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Boxes waiting to be unpacked in the main hall.

 

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The 500 MHz magnet is now fully energised and ready for shimming once the field strength has stablised.

 

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A view from the corner where the DNP magnets will be placed.

 

June 6th Update 

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The 600 MHz and 300 MHz super-wide bore in position.

 

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Rich takes his place in the new offices.

 

June 20th Update 

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The old 600 MHz cryomagnet is de-energised and cryogens boiled off. The can is still very cold and condensation occurs.

 

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More condensation is found underneath the magnet, along with frosty shims!

 

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500 MHz on the left, 620 MHz on the right - both at field.

 

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Eugeny and Andy worked hard to fill with 300 MHz ultra-wide bore with helium in record time.

 

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Vast helium boil-off as the chamber gets full and the helium starts collecting. The wire inside in now superconducting.

 

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Andy stops the fill.

 

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The 620 MHz was energised without a problem, and the stray field pervades one of the pods!

 

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Kevin inside a pod, demonstrating the magnetic field is strong enough to magnetise two coins so they hold together.

 

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From the EPR end, looking towards the other pod and space where other magnets should be moving to very soon.

 

July 8th Update 

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Computers and lab equipment are packed up for the move.

 

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The spectrometer consoles and boxes are loaded into the lorry and taken off to Millburn House.

 

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We have over 60 probes that required boxing, labelling and moving.

 

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All the probes, some crates and other remaining lab equipment get loaded.

 

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Spectrometer consoles, crates, lab equipment, computers. It is all unloaded in the main hall.

 

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The 300 MHz Infinity-Plus and 360 MHz are in place and being cooled.

 

September 2nd Update

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Fish-eye view from the DNP gantry.

 

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Andy checking the DNP magnet's temperature during a fill.

 

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Five magnets in a row!

 

November 18th Update

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The 200 and 300 MHz magnets.

 

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"New" 400 MHz being cooled down.

 

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View from the 600 MHz magnet of the 400 and 500 instruments.

 

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Magnex PSU for charging the 600.

 

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View from the DNP gantry.

 

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Varian 600 sweepable.

 

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Part of the DNP area.

 

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Professor Mark Smith giving tours of the DNP area on the open day.

 

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Panoramic of the lab from where the 850 MHz magnet will go.