Magnetic Resonance

ANU EPR Facilities

Magnetic Resonance techniques have applications in all fields of the experimental sciences. It is the single most powerful method available to chemists for studying the composition, structure and function of molecules. It has many important applications in biological and material sciences including macro-molecular and surface science, catalysis, photochemistry, medicine and physics.

The magnetic resonance facility based at the Research School of Chemistry caters for both Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR). The NMR Centre at ANU is one of the most advanced in Australia, boasting equipment worth over eight million dollars and catering for over 100 staff and students across six Schools and Faculties. ANU was a joint recipient of an Australian Research Council grant for the purchase of an 800 MHz NMR spectrometer and cryoprobe. The Centre now has one of the most sophisticated NMR spectrometers in Australia including very fast solid state (MAS) capacity. This complements six other spectrometers operating at field strengths between 4.7 and 14.1 Tesla.

The EPR centre at ANU is Australia’s premier facility, hosting the only High-Field EPR instrument in the Southern Hemisphere. It contains three instruments operating at X (9 GHz), Q (34 GHz) and W (94 GHz) bands with field strengths of 0.3 to 6 Tesla. The facility is available to all researchers across Australia and New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific. It allows for continuous wave, pulsed, transient measurements, in situ electrochemistry, in situ gas exchange and in situ light (Solar, UV, LED, laser) excitation. Low temperature measurements from 3.8 K to Room temperature are supported. The facility contains five million dollars of equipment and has been developed with the support of the Australian Research Council and the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Energy Conversion.


NMR Spectroscopy EPR Spectroscopy
Chris Blake
Phone:+61 2 58074
Nick Cox
Phone: +61 2 58128