Some work-related pictures for a change:

500magnet 500console

Magnet (shiny can) and console of the principal instrument: a 500 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer if you insist on knowing.

200magnet 200console

Magnet and console of the old 200 MHz system which has now been decommissioned. Although the magnet was in perfect working order, the console was showing its age and not worth fixing. Homes have been found for some of the components (from Dundee to the US), but the rest including sadly the magnet will soon be going for scrap…

amp2 amp1

Close-ups from a radio-frequency amplifier from the old 200 system. These typically deliver up to 1 kW of RF power and are not to be messed with; the thick lead is the power supply…


  • November 12th, 2006
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