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The UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility

The award of a £3.9M grant from EPSRC and BBSRC:850 MHz facility

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


enabled the Facility to start operation on February 1st 2010.

The 850 MHz widebore solid-state NMR system (4 channel HFXY with 11 MAS (1.3 to 7 mm) and static probes), 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).

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) mid-range facility for a further 3+2 years of operation from January 2015.

 Next call for applications: deadline 5pm (UK time) October 31st 2016

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


 April 7th 2016: Participants at the UK 850 MHz Solid-State NMR Facility Annual Symposium

April 7th 2016: 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