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The NMR laboratory is a shared facility, majority of the users coming from the research groups of Sustainable Chemistry and Molecular Materias Research Community. The research is extremely versatile covering, for example, development of novel experimental methods for materials research, utilization and development of hyperpolarization methods for sensitivity enhancement, identification of polymers as well as inorganic molecules, structure determination of small biomolecules and natural products, and research of complex materials such as wood, liquid crystals and porous glasses. We also provide instrument time for local companies and other external users and our NMR researchers have collaborative research projects with several companies as well as other academic research groups worldwide.
The laboratory consists of six spectrometers at five different magnetic field strengths (4.7 - 14.1 Tesla) and accessories suitable for measuring liquid, gaseous as well as solid state samples. Two of the instruments are equipped with a micro-imaging unit utilized mainly on materials sciences and one of the instruments is equipped with a micro- cryoprobe enhancing sensitivity for small sample volumes.
Physically the laboratory is located at the first floor of the University main campus (Linnanmaa) near the entrance door G.
Installation of three spectrometers (300, 400 and 600 MHz) started in autumn 2011 and the final parts were installed in spring 2012. After the installation there are now six spectrometers in operation (200, 2x300, 400, 500 and 600 MHz). This InNo NMR project was funded by the Regional Coucil of Oulu from the EU regional development funds, the University of Oulu and a few local companies.