All members of the UCLA community may use the NMR and EPR spectrometers after training by the Magnetic Resonance Laboratory personnel. If you are not a member of the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry you'll need to request a recharge account prior to use of the spectrometers (Recharge Application).Our training sessions cover only what is needed to efficiently use the current equipment, and its associated software (we do not cover NMR theory). We ask that you take training shortly before using a certain instrument.

NMR spectral analysis for Sc2Ir6−xPdxB (x=3, 5 and 6) series.
Koumoulis, D., Scheifers, J. P., St. Touzani, R., Fokwa, B. P. T. and Bouchard, L.-S. (2016),  doi:10.1002/cphc.201600512

You may re-take trainings as many times as you would like. It is important that you feel confident using the instruments.  

Starting 2019, all NMR training sessions require RSVP!

Training You'll Need to Take:
  • For routine NMR usage: take the “Automation using the Sample Changer”. We also recommend that you take the "Routine Data Processing" training (you can take these training in any order).
  • If you only want to process data acquired with the sample changer, take only the "Routine Data Processing" training. You should consider getting your own copy of TopSpin.
  • If you want to learn to acquire data manually, you must practice using TopSpin for data processing, and take a test (download installation direction, and study guides here; email: to schedule your test). 
  • Read our safety information before attending your first training session.
Regularly Offered Training Sessions
Routine Data ProcessingMonday, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM1416 Mol. Sci. Bldg.Prerequisites: none
RSVP to: before Sunday at 10:00 AM.
Automation using the Sample Changer Tuesday, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM1421 Mol. Sci. Bldg.Prerequisites: obtain a recharge account.
Fill out Google Form before Monday at 10:00 AM.
Manual Data AcquisitionThursday, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM 1421 Mol. Sci. Bldg.Prerequisites: Data Processing Test.
RSVP to: before Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
Using the Higher Field NMR SpectrometersFriday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM1421 Mol. Sci. Bldg.Prerequisites: Manual Data Acquisition training, & practice at lower field. 
RSVP to: before Thursday at 10:00 AM.

By Appointment Training Sessions
To schedule, e-mail:

 Using the AV500Prerequisites: Using the Higher Field NMR Spectrometers
 Using the AV600Prerequisites: Using the Higher Field NMR Spectrometers
 Using the Solid-State NMR SpectrometersPrerequisites: Using the Higher Field NMR Spectrometers
 Using the EPR SpectrometerPrerequisites: none
 Variable Temperature NMRPrerequisites: Manual Data Acquisition
 Variable Temperature NMR on the AV500Prerequisites: Variable Temperature NMR
 2D NMR Acquisition and Processing (Optional)Prerequisites: Using the AV500
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