NMR Sign-Up Rules

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Welcome to the Max T. Roger's NMR Facility Sign-up guidelines page. The facility is available for use to all faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. The high demand for instrument time for both short-term and long-term experiments requires that specific time slots be available for users. The purpose of these rules is to ensure that the instruments are accessible for all users. Below you will find the rules for all instruments.
 
General Sign-up Rules for All Instruments:
  • A user may have only one outstanding reservation on a given instrument. However, users may have outstanding reservations on multiple instruments as long as there is only one per instrument and a user may have up to four reservations on the Unity+-500 (Mut).
  • Users must make reservations using their own account. Reservations using other accounts including accounts from other members of the same group is not appropriate.
  • If a user reserves an overnight time slot, that user is responsible for properly exiting their session (i.e. removing their sample, logging-off, etc.).
  • If performing an experiment at temperatures other than ambient, ample time must be allowed for the probe to equilibrate to room temperature prior to the next user's time slot.

 

Specific Rules for Each Instrument:

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Unity+-500 (Mut, room B-8)

Reserved time is available in the following categories:

  1. Short Block Time: These time slots are available in 15 minute increments. Users may reserve up to 2 hours per slot. Users may only reserve these slots one day in advance.
  2. Medium Block Time: These time slots are available in 1 hour increments. Users may put three slots together to make a maximum 3 hour slot. Users may only reserve these slots no more than 1 day in advance. If these slots are unreserved 24 hours in advance, they may be reserved as Short Block Times.
  3. Long Block Time: These time slots are available up to 20-hour slots. These times may be reserved up to a week in advance. If these slots are unreserved 24 hours in advance, they may be reserved as Short Block Times.
  4. 24 Hour Time Block: These time blocks are available Monday-Sunday and will supersede other scheduling blocks if reserved at least 72 hours beforehand. These slots may be reserved up to 8 weeks in advance.
  5. A user may have up to four outstanding reservations.

Unity+-500 (Mut) Sign-up Rules

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9:00 AM

 

 

Long Block Times
Long Block Times: up to 12 hours
10:00 AM
Medium Block Times: 3 hour maximum
11:00 AM
NOON
1:00 PM
Short Block Times: 2 hours max.
Short Block Times: 4 hour max.
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Short Block Times: 2 hour max.
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
Long Block Times: up to 16 hours
Long Block Times: up to 12 hours
10:00 PM
Long Block Times: up to 12 hours
11:00 PM
12:00 AM- 9:00 AM

 

Inova-500 (Anubis, room B-7)

Reserved time is available in the following categories:

  1. Short Block Time: These time slots are available in 15 minute increments up to 2 hours. Users may only reserve these slots one day in advance.
  2. Medium Block Time: These time slots are available in 1 hour increments. Users may put three slots together to make a maximum 3 hour slot. Users may only reserve these slots no more than 3 days (72 hours) in advance. If these slots are unreserved 24 hours in advance, they may be reserved as Short Block Times.
  3. Long Block Time: These time slots are available in 9, 12, or 16 hour slots. These times may be reserved up to a week in advance. If these slots are unreserved 24 hours in advance, they may be reserved as Short Block Times.
  4. 24 Hour Time Block: These time blocks are available Monday-Sunday and will supersede other scheduling blocks if reserved at least 72 hours beforehand. These slots may be reserved up to 8 weeks in advance.
  5. A user may only have one outstanding reservation in each of the three time categories.

 

UnityPlus-500 (room B-7) Sign-up Rules

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9:00 AM

Short Block Times: 1 hour maximum

 

Short Block Times: 15 min. increments up to 4 hour
Long Block Times: up to 12 hours
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
NOON
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
Long Block Times: up to 16 hours
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
Medium Block Times:1 hour increments up to 3 hours
Long Block Times: up to 12 hours
10:00 PM
11:00 PM
12:00 AM- 9:00 AM
Long Block Times: up to 9 hours

 

Inova-300 (Ra: B-8 subbasement)

 
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
8:00 AM
Long Block Times: up to 4 hours
No Limits
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
NOON
Short Block Times: 15 min. increments up to 2 hour
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
Long Block Times: up to 16 hours
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
11:00 PM- 8:00 AM

 

Inova-300a (Khufu), UPlus-300#1 (Maat), and UPlus-300#2 (Imseti): Room 125

These instruments are reserved for Undergraduate Students for use from Monday through Thursday. Graduate Students are welcome to use these instruments at all other times with no time restrictions. Please reserve time using Online Reserve. For your convenience, the schedule for Undergraduate use is listed below:

Standing Reserved Time for Undergraduate Students on Khufu and Maat
Dates
Day(s)
Reserved Times
January thru April
Monday and Wednesday
8:00AM to 6:00PM
January thru April
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00AM to 9:30PM

 

Gemini-300 (Hathor): Room 538 (RETIRED)

Inova-600 (Isis): Room B-7

This instrument can be reserved for 2 hour slots from 9am to 9pm M-F only with up to 1 day in advance. Overnight reservations can be made as well. Reservations longer than 2 hour during daytime and over 12 hours at night must be requested from the Facility Staff (call 792 or email Dan) 3 days in advance.


Last Updated:  August 7, 2013   - WebMaster
URL: http://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/facilities/nmr/Signuprules.html

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