Strong Magnetic Fields

Please ensure you have read the safety information in the Department of Chemistry and are aware of the following:

  • All of the NMR instruments incorporate a super conducting magnet which produces a very strong magnetic field.

  • No one with a heart pacemaker should enter the NMR labs.

  • Metal objects must be kept away from the restricted areas of the magnets.

  • The field can extend outside of the magnet can - especially directly above and directly below.

  • Generally keep at least 2 meters from the centre of the magnets - this should ensure you are outside of the 5 gauss line.

  • Double check you have nothing that can be affected by magnetic fields (such as electrical devices, cards, watches etc.) when you have to get close the magnet for tuning or loading samples.