Faculty of Science

 

Old Spectrometers I Have Loved

Nicolet-360

This 360 MHz NMR spectrometer was purchased in 1981 by the Atlantic Region Magnetic Resonance Center.  It was my first love.  It "turned me on" to NMR

Bruker CXP-200

This was a 200 MHz NMR spectrometer for solids at the University of Guelph.  (photo taken in 1987)
 

Bruker WH-400

This was a 400 MHz high resolution spectrometer which was the treasure of "The Southwestern Ontario NMR Center".  (photo taken in 1987)

 
Bruker CXP-90

This 90 MHz solids NMR spectrometer was housed in the department of chemistry at the University of Guelph.  It was connected to a very heavy electromagnet and was very "fun" to use. (photo taken in 1987)

Bruker CXP-180

This 180 MHz solids instrument at the Chemistry Division of the National Research Council had a tall blue magnet which needed to be filled with liquid helium every 9 days. (photo taken in 1988 - John Ripmeester and Glenn Facey) 

Varian XL-300

This 300 MHz high resolution spectrometer was purchased by the University of Ottawa in 1983 and was retired in 2000.  It was bullet-proof! (photo taken in 1993)

Bruker AMX-500

This instrument was purchased in 1993.  The console was replaced with a Varian INOVA console in 2004.

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