Variable temperature procedure

Variable temperature procedure
Variable temperature procedure 2017
High temperature (Variable temperature VT ) procedure
A day before your VT, give staff the VT high temperature request form and reserve desirable
hours plus one hour for setup and cool down. No VT can be carried out on weekends.
a) Am400: max temperature is 60C. BBI probe.
b) 500: max 100°C. BBO probe.
c) 600: max 60°C. BBI probe.
a. 80°C for BBO probe.
b. 110°C for C13 probe.
Carry out your VT:
Eject any sample inside the magnet.
Install your sample with the ceramic spinner, labeled for the specific spectrometer. Don’t user
ceramic spinner from other spectrometer. Don’t insert your sample till you set up the VT
Setting up the VT controller: using 60°C in this example.
a. Type “edte” and the standby settings
should be as shown. Probe Heater
should be OFF.
b. Increase Gas flow to
1070 and set Probe
heater max to 30%.
(40% for higher
c. Click “Change” and set Target temp. to 60°C (in this example).
Variable temperature procedure 2017
d. Finally, click Probe Heater from “off”
to “on”. Note: double click will turn it
e. Check the Sample temp. display, the actual temperature should increase gradually.
Caution: if the temperature indicator doesn’t show any change within one minute, shut
down the Probe heater ”off” and notify
staff right away.
5) Insert your sample and wait for at least 10
minutes before starting your adjustments (such as tuning and shimming).
6) After your experiment, please reset the VT controller back to the standby state, by reversing the
steps as list in step 4.
Tips: for a rapid cool down, adjust the setting as follows: change Target temperature to 24, set
Probe heater back to zero. Leave
Gas flow at 1070. Leave Probe
Heater “on” for 15 mins. Then
turn it “off”. And reduce the
Glass flow to 270 to save
nitrogen gas.
7) Eject your sample, don’t insert any standby
sample into the magnet.
8) Kindly leave a note to remind the next user
that you just finish a high temperature run.
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