University of Nottingham

The Nottingham DNP MAS NMR Facility is hosted by the School of Physics and Astronomy and is located at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. The Nottingham Centre for High-resolution NMR spectroscopy is hosted by the School of Chemistry is located in the University’s Biodiscovery Institute.


Huw Williams for High-resolution NMR spectroscopy

Walter Köckenberger for DNP MAS NMR facility

Paolo Cerreia Vioglio DNP MAS NMR facility manager

NMR Equipment

Very-High Field (700-800 MHz)

Bruker Avance Neo 800 MHz NMR Spectrometer equipped with solution-state cryoprobe, sample changer for solution-state NMR, and HX 3.2 mm (MAS up to 24 kHz), HCN 3.2 mm HX low gamma 3.2 mm and HX 1.3 mm (MAS up to 65 kHz) solid-state NMR probes

Additional capabilities

Bruker Avance III 600 MHz/395GHz DNP MAS NMR spectrometer equipped with an autonomous helium recycling system (Ascend Aeon design)


  • 3.2 mm triple resonance low-temperature HXY MAS probe optimized for 13C and/or 15N observation with 1H high power decoupling, maximum MAS frequency 24 kHz at room temperature and 14 kHz at 100 K, with interchangeable inserts. Typical combinations are enlisted below. Please send us an email to enquire the feasibility of other combinations
X channel nucleus Y channel nucleus
31P 13C, 29Si, 6Li
7Li 17O
7Li 13C
11B 13C, 29Si, 17O
27Al 29Si
13C 2H, 29Si, 17O, 14N, 15N
29Si 15N
71Ga 17O
  • 3.2 mm HX (31P-109Ag) double resonance MAS probe for solid-state DNP-NMR measurements, maximum MAS frequency 24 kHz at room temperature and 14 kHz at 100 K
  • 3.2 mm HX and HXY probes can also be modified with the 1H channel tunable to 19F

Gyrotron system:

Microwave source type: Gyrotron

Operation frequency: 395 GHz

Frequency stability: ± 10 ppm over 12 hrs

Output power: 1 – 50 W

Available Radicals: AMUPol, TEKPol, TOTAPOL.

Polarisation via endogenous radicals can also be carried out, please contact us for further details

Unique dual-core (two fields) magnet in the group of Dr. Walter Köckenberger to combine low-temperature DNP with liquid-state NMR and additional provisions for dissolution and solid-state DNP. Please contact Dr. Walter Köckenberger for further details.

The Facility can provide support to design the project regarding feasibility and effectiveness, sample preparation, running and designing experiments, and data analysis. For access, please see the protocols here.