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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility
The High-Field NMR Facility at the University of Massachusetts Amherst serves the research and educational needs of the Five Colleges Consortium (UMass Amherst, Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst and Hampshire Colleges). The Facility is also open to small liberal art collges, community colleges, and industries around western New England. It supports research programs of about forty groups in the areas of chemical synthesis, polymer chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, and natural products.
The facility oversees five NMR spectrometers: Two (DPX300 and Avance400) are open-access spectrometers for the research needs of approximately 200 users and the teaching needs of graduate and undergraduate students from all science and engineering majors. The other three are for advanced applications: The Agilent 700 spectrometer is equipped with a Cold Probe and capable of triple resonance biomolecule characterization. The DSX300 and Infinity300 are wide bore solid-state spectrometers which are equipped for triple resonance, high-speed magic angle spinning, and wideline experiments.