400MR installation

Our new Varian 400 MHz NMR spectrometer is delivered and being installed!

week 1
magnet on paletmagnet on jack


The uncrated cyrostat awaiting its move to the second floor (left), and after successfully squeezing in and making it up on the building's small passenger elevator (whew!)



 leg installationon legs


 Installation of the legs (watch out for your toes, Ben!), and pumping down the empty cryostat for the weekend.


week 2

precoolingAt field

Precooling the helium dewar within the magnet via liquid nitrogen, and being successfully energized on first try up to a field of 9.409 Tesla.


week 3

400MR system

A busy week, but only one photo.  Console wiring,  pneumatics and protune hookup complete.

Field mapping and room temperature shims loaded. All set for test spectra!