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Siena - 400 MHz, VT (-80 - +130), multinuclear autotune, 12 position 7510 autosampler available by special arrangement
GLA: Sam Xiong (sxiong@caltech.edu) Ext. 3682
Schedule: M-F 8 AM - 5 PM, 30 minutes; 5 PM - 8 AM unlimited
Weekend Schedule: 8 AM - 4 PM, 2 hours (sign up after 4 PM previous day); 4 PM - 8 AM, unlimited
FY2020 Internal Hourly rate: $17.95

Hg2 - 300 MHz
Hg2 training is done in conjunction with siena. No desk phone at Hg2; call Hg3 Ext. 8602
Schedule: 24 hours/day - 30 minutes Weekend Schedule: n/a
FY2020 Internal Hourly rate: $12.67

Hg3 - 300 MHz, 50 position SMS Autosampler
GLA: Yujia Tao (ytao@caltech.edu) Ext. 6061
Desk phone at Hg3: Ext. 8602
Schedule: Monday to Friday 8 AM - 10 PM, 30 minutes; Monday to Thursday 10 PM - 8 AM, 4 hours; 
Friday 10  PM - 8 AM Monday, 8 hours
Signup required only for experiments more than 2 hours long.
FY2020 Internal Hourly rate: $15.84

Verona - 400 MHz, multinuclear iProbe, 1H/19F, 31P-109Ag, VT (-150 - +150, 24 position sample changer).
GLA: Ross Barber (rbarber@caltech.edu) Ext. 4666
See Dave for training on verona. Desk phone at verona: Ext. 8601
Schedule: Alternate days in automation mode and in manual mode. In automation mode, experiment limits set through ICON-NMR software. In manual mode, 24 hours, sign up less than 72 hours in advance, longer times available upon request.
FY2020 Internal Hourly rate: $19.00

Indy - 500 MHz, 50 position SMS Autosampler
GLA: Alex Shimozono (ashimozo@caltech.edu) Ext. 6061
Schedule: Every day 8 AM - 8 PM, 1 hour; every evening 8 PM - 11 PM, 2 hours; every night 11 PM - 8 AM, 9 hours (night queue)
Only sign up for night queue experiments on Indy's schedule, to verify the instrument is not overbooked. If there are samples in the night queue, the software will not accept new submissions between midnight and 8 am.
Weekend Schedule: same
FY2020 Internal Hourly rate: $21.12

FID - 600 MHz, VT, inverse probes (i.e. higher proton sensitivity)
5 mm inverse triple resonance probe is default, VT range -20 - +80
5 mm Penta PFG probe (H,C,P,N,D), VT range -20 - +80
5 mm HCN Triax probe (backup only), VT range 0 - +50
3 mm inverse broadband PFG probe, VT range -20 - +80
See Dave for training on fid. Desk phone at FID: Ext. 8601
Schedule: 48 hours, sign up less than 72 hours in advance; longer times available upon request.
Weekend Schedule: same
FY2020 Internal Hourly rate: $23.23

Florence - 400 MHz, 60 position SampleXpress sample changer, cryoprobe (i.e. higher sensitivity)
5 mm Prodigy cryoprobe (H/multinuclear from 31P to 15N) is default, VT range 0 - +80
5 mm SMART probe(H, F/multinuclear from 31P to 103Rh), VT range -150 - +150
GLA: Nick Fastuca (nfastuca@caltech.edu) Ext. 6061
Schedule: Day queue, 9 am - 9 pm daily, 46 minute maximum per experiment, 2.5 hours maximum per person. Night queue, 9 pm - 9 am, no limits.
You only need to sign up for the night queue, to verify the instrument is not overbooked. The samples will be run in the order they are submitted to the queue, not necessarily the order shown on the webcal schedule. If you are worried about the stability of a sample, you do not have to put it in the sample changer at the time of submission; you can wait until just before the time the sample will run.
FY2020 Internal Hourly rate: $25.34


For all instruments, the external user rates are $79.23 for instrument use only, $173.98 for labor and instrument.