Workshop participants who have some prior introductory experience with solid-state NMR will benefit most from this workshop, although we are also happy to use this forum as a means to introduce new users to the magic of spinning and the power of decoupling. Workshop content will primarily focus on biosolids NMR, but users interested in materials applications are also very welcome! Many of the methods, especially the instrumentation aspects, are generally applicable to both biosolids and materials, and NMRFAM is developing a major new focus in materials solid-state NMR and looking for collaborators and users.
All workshop participants will have the opportunity to do “hands on” work with rotor packing and spinning, probe tuning, pulse sequence editing and compiling, and configuration/optimization of experiments at NMRFAM spectrometers.
Along these lines, NMRFAM will provide standard samples to participants, but we will also be glad to support workshop participants who wish to bring their own research samples along with them to the workshop. This is very much encouraged, and in order to coordinate this in advance we would like participants to let us know by Thursday, July 11, 2024 if they are interested in bringing along their own research samples. We will then use this information to coordinate individual work plans for the week of the workshop. In cases where we run out of time at spectrometers to collect the data during the workshop for everyone who is interested, data collection will continue after the workshop with support of NMRFAM staff and the data shared with the participants remotely. Of course, we also encourage participants to visit NMRFAM in the future to continue these projects.
In addition, please let us know if you have exotic nuclei of interest and/or special requests for pulse sequences that you wish to use in your research. We will primarily use our standard NMRFAM (and Bruker) pulse sequence libraries, but if given sufficient advanced notice, we can consider implementation of other pulse sequences that you wish to use in your research. Again, if we are not able to complete this during the workshop itself, NMRFAM staff will follow up in collaboration with you afterwards to help solve your research problems.
Finally, please also let us know in advance if you require accommodations of any type and we will make every effort to prepare for your visit.