New 1.2 GHz Spectrometer Arrived

On April 29, 2013, the German Federal Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) had approved an 33 Mio € application of the BNMRZ for a new dedicated building, including a 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer, which is co-supported by the Helmholtz Zentrum München.

The building was finished in 2017, and the BNMRZ groups moved in in spring 2018.

Now, on Feb. 1, 2022, finally the new 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer was delivered from its manufacturer Bruker.



The new superconducting 1.2 GHz / 28.8 Tesla magnet,
still wrapped in TUM-blue protective sheets


A Chronology in Pictures


Two semitrailers arrive on Feb. 1, 2022:
one loaded with spectrometer parts (24 boxes!), the other one with equipment for the installation


Ready for delivery!

The empty place in the big NMR hall, waiting for the 1.2 GHz magnet ...

... slowly filling up with boxes full of accessories

And finally THE box ... the one with the magnet ...


... is lifted off the ground


And there it is! - in TUM blue   :-)

 Finding it's place in the NMR hall, surrounded by the heavy hydraulics equipment needed to lift it for final assembly


Magnet suspended from hydraulic lift

Finally: standing tall, on its own legs!


The wooden platform starts growing


The helium filling towers are mounted on top

The wooden Platform is complete ...

... offering an amazing view over the NMR hall!

ready for cool-down (to liquid N2 temperature)

Cooling down with liquid nitrogen

The battery of helium cans (first batch, 3000 L)

Cooling down with liquid helium