500 MHz Bruker Avance DRX NMR

Bruker 800 MHz AvanceIII Spectrometer with Cryoprobe at the UC Davis NMR Facility

Bruker 500 MHz Avance DRX Spectrometer with Samplechanger

Our 500 MHz Bruker Avance DRX Spectrometer is our most popular instrument for X-nuclei experiments or for high- and low-temperature experiments.  It is typically equipped with a 5 mm Bruker 1H / X Broadband observe probe with the X channel tunable from 15N - 31P. Other probes are also available for specialized use.

Spectrometer Information

  • Bruker Avance DRX 500 MHz NMR
  • Capable of low and high temperature experiments
  • BCU-05 or LNfor low temperature
  • Topspin 1.3 on Linux CentOS 5 Workstation


  • 5mm Bruker PABBO BB/19F - 1H/D   Z-Grad
    • BB / 1H / 2H Channels
    • Low and high temperature
    • X-nuclei direct detection
  • 10 mm Bruker BBO
  • 5 mm Bruker TXI 1H - 13C/15N - D   Z-Grad
  • 5 mm Bruker TXI 1H - 13C/15N - D   XYZ-Grad

Examples of Spectrometer Use

  • 31P NMR used to investigate dynamics of uranyl peroxide nanoclusters at various temperatures and pressures. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201301973/abstract
  • 19F NMR used to monitor dissociation of drug-delivering nanoparticles in vitro.
  • 31P NMR used to monitor ATP and ADP concentrations in ischemic and drug-treated rabbit hearts.

Supplemental content

NMR Facility Information

NMR Facility Staff

Prof. Gary Smith - Director, NMR Facility



Dr. Jeff WaltonMRI / Imaging and Misc. NMR



Dr. Ping Yu - Liquids and Solids NMR