Feb 042013

I got a new toy. It came in a very large crate.

If we can’t use a forklift we’ll have to use a crane.


Here we see the crane paying for my cardiologist’s kids to go to college as it lifts the magnet over the building…

…and then lowers it through the roof hatch into the magnet room.

Wolfgang is very excited, since he has been working for several years trying to get this magnet to Brown.

And here’s Bruker’s technician Joerg getting started on final assembly.

The 500 struggles with feelings of inadequacy. Don’t worry little magnet, we still need you!

  2 Responses to “Arrival”

  1. Awesome. What can this baby do?

  2. When it’s fully up and running it will be a top-notch instrument for biomolecular NMR. It’s an 850 MHz instrument (shielded, the 5 G line is ridiculously close to the can), with four full channels on a cryoprobe. It should be ideal for NOESY experiments, HSQCs of dilute proteins, and certain relaxation measurements. Unfortunately, we probably can’t tune it to F (I have to check on this), and swapping out a cryoprobe is such an ordeal that we’re unlikely to offer any kind of broadband capability.

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