- Apply for funding to cover travel or dependent care costs. (Select users only)
- Book your travel.
- Book accommodations. Visit our Travel and Lodging section for lists of hotels near our three locations.
- Complete safety training.
- Order supplies if necessary.
- Contact your user support scientist with any questions.
- Review your experiment participants and update if needed.
- DC Field Users only: Review the email sent by the DC Field Coordinator, sent approximately one week prior to your magnet time, for resistive schedule information and user badge/key pick-up instructions.
- Contact the applicable facility coordinator if you are shipping anything to the MagLab, or arriving early for your scheduled magnet time.
- Make sure you return all user badges and keys issued to you/your group.
- Provide feedback. All users will receive an email after their visit requesting feedback on their experience at the lab.
- Report all publications resulting from use of MagLab facilities, including talks, books, Ph.D. and masters theses, and other one-time publications or activities resulting from use of MagLab facilities at the end of the calendar year.
3. Can we use a proposal approved by DC Field and add an EMR experiment in order to use EMR's magnet systems?
Independently-funded users do not have to submit a proposal. Every other user must to go through the proposal submission process and will find his/her new, submitted, reviewed and/or inactive proposals under the Proposal tab after login to the user system.
6. Does being a Submitter on a proposal or experiment automatically make me a Collaborator on the proposal or experiment?
No, each submitter must be explicitly added to the proposal or experiment if they should be collaborators.
Yes, each proposal expires automatically three years after it is submitted. After the expiration date, a new proposal will need to be submitted to the MagLab to continue the work.
It should have enough detail to describe the research but be broad enough to cover experiments for three years.
The proposal should include a title, PI name, and a CV.
It should be in NSF format, which can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/biosketch.jsp.
No. It is only required for the principal investigator (PI).
It should be included in the PDF that will be uploaded under 'Attach Proposal'.
The MagLab abides by all rules, regulations and reviews of the Florida State University Animal Care and Use Committee.
No. Everyone must register to establish a login for the User & Faculty Reporting system separately from the User System.
The NSF outlines broader impacts.
16. How do I cite the MagLab in publications, presentations, or other activities or products resulting from use of MagLab facilities?
Include this statement:
"A portion of this work was performed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is supported by National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement No. DMR-1644779 and the State of Florida."
"The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is supported by the National Science Foundation through NSF/DMR-1644779 and the State of Florida."
Three additional points about the above acknowledgements:
- Papers that used our Pulsed Field Facility should include “and the U.S. Department of Energy” to the above acknowledgements.
- Papers that used our ICR Facility should read "A portion of this work was performed at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, which is supported by National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research and Division of Chemistry through DMR-1644779 and the State of Florida."
- For data collected from 2012-2017, the grant number to use is DMR-1157490. The current grant number of DMR-1644779 is to acknowledge data collected in the five year period from 2018 to 2022. Please include both grant numbers if your data were collected during both time periods.
- Log in to the User System.
- On your user profile, click “Edit” and revise the information as needed.
- To save your changes, click “Update”.
The MagLab operates 365 days a year, with core staffing hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. In most cases, badged Users are granted unescorted access depending on the nature of their work and documentation of completed training requirements. Any users who have not been badged will not be able to enter the building except during core staffing hours through the front desk.
contact Colleen Davis at (850) 645-0777.
The status of the DRAFT experiment changes to ‘SUBMITTED’ and a confirmation email is sent to the principal investigator and submitter.
If the experiment is still in the DRAFT status, the submitter can delete the experiment himself/herself by clicking on ‘DELETE’ under ‘EXPERIMENT ACTIONS’. If the experiment is already in ‘SUBMITTED’ status, the submitter must provide the consent of the PI and contact the facility director to request the deletion.
If the proposal is still in the DRAFT status, the submitter can delete the proposal himself/herself by clicking on 'DELETE' under 'ACTIONS'. If the proposal is already in ‘SUBMITTED’ status, the submitter will need to provide the consent of the PI and contact the facility director to request the deletion.
The system allows you to submit a second experiment at a different facility ONLY when the proposal is at least in 'Submitted' status. To add an experiment to a different facility, the submitter will have to duplicate a previously submitted experiment and change the facility under ‘Edit’ of that newly duplicated experiment.
5. When submitting a proposal, an up to one page description of the previous relevant work must be included. Does this refer to relevant work done by PI or is this relevant work done by others in the field?
It can be either or a combination of both. For instance, if a PI has data to 9 T and there is a publication on a compound that is related to the one the PI intends to study at the MagLab, the PI can use data from his/her work and the publication. For future magnet time requests (experiments) submitted under this proposal, the PI would include a 1 page prior results document that would focus on the results the PI had obtained during his/her previous visit to the MagLab.
The facility manager will check the "New PI" classification box before the review process of the proposal starts.
The 1 page description of the previous relevant work relates to the proposal that is valid up to 3 years and should address work that has been done in that field — related results from papers on similar samples.
The prior result report requirement is linked to the specific experiment, which should refer to specific work you and your colleagues have done — i.e. MagLab results of colleague on different samples.
Yes. The MagLab strongly encourages collaborations with its scientific consultants.
A Principal Investigator (PI) is defined as "the individual who will be responsible for the scientific or technical direction of the project” and is preferably an external user who is not paid by the MagLab.
To provide longer-term continuity of contact between MagLab and the project team, students and postdocs may not serve as the primary investigator. Although any team member can write and submit a proposal, the lead professor(s) or advisor(s) should be listed as the PI of the proposal.
No minimum or maximum number of collaborators is required but submitter should identify team members demonstrating expertise in the approaches.
After approval of your MagLab proposal, you will receive notice from the AMRIS Director. Our Administrative office is copied to coordinate the generation of an AMRIS Billing Code, which you may then select in the Reservation Request form. The reservation request form for AMRIS can be found at https://amris.mbi.ufl.edu/reservations/make-a-reservation/. Reservations are typically made by the 15th of the month prior to the desired date. Posted reservations are shown on the calendars posted on the AMRIS website.
For users with a valid Gator1 ID, the data can be accessed on the associated spectrometer by using secure File Transfer Protocol (sFTP) software such as FileZilla, and as necessary via VPN to the UF network (vpn.ufl.edu). Dropbox can be used to share the data for anyone without a Gator1 ID.
- Solution NMR – 500, 600, 750 and 800
- Solution NMR Micro-samples – Neo-600 1.7mm Probe; VNMRS-600 1.5mm Probe
- Solid-state NMR – 500, 600, 750 and 800
- MR microscopy – 600 and 750
- Animal imaging – 4.7T, 11.1T, 750, and 3T (large animals)
- Human imaging – 3T Philips and Siemens
Additional instrumentation details available on AMRIS web page.
Yes. Please contact Huadong Zeng for specific requirements. The University of Florida Animal Care Services coordinates all imports/exports of animals.
Please bring your own anesthetics and analgesics as specified in your IACUC protocol. Our users use isoflurane regularly as an anesthetic so AMRIS provides air/oxygen gas and an isoflurane evaporator.
Please refer to the AMRIS Users System Guide
The DC Field User Facility schedules magnet time three times per year; please check Magnet Schedule - DC Field page and find DC/PFF Magnet Schedule and Deadlines on this page to find out when the next applications for magnet time are due.
Contact one of the scientists listed below and we'll help you choose the right instrument for your experiment/proposal.
- Make sure your proposal is current.
- Create a new experiment by either “add a new experiment” under the proposal or “duplicate” an existing experiment.
- Update all participants before submitting it.
There are no deadlines or time windows for EMR proposals.
The design of the experimental cell is crucial in order to be certain the sample can be cooled to ultra-low temperatures. As soon as a proposal is approved, the principal investigator should contact High B/T staff and work on the design of the experimental cell. Only on rare occasions will an existing cell be usable.
At any time.
No; it is supported by core National MagLab grant.
4. How long will an approved proposal be good for requesting magnet time for new experiments on the same topic?
Each proposal expires automatically three years after it is approved. A new proposal needs to be filed with the National MagLab after the expiration date.
We recommend the Reitz Union Hotel in the center of campus, which provides parking. There is a food court in the same building.
Read through the High B/T Users Manual and consult local staff.
Internationally approved protocols are used at the High B/T facility to determine temperatures below 300mK using either 3He melting curve or Pt NMR thermometry. Magnetic fields are calibrated against narrow-line NMR measurements at fixed frequencies. Additional details are available by contacting one of the staff members.
Use this Prior Results Template.
The ICR Laser Policy begins with the initial assignment of online safety training that allows access to the ICR labspace.
Anyone working in the ICR high bay must first answer the following question in the Safety Training Portal: "Are you working or will work in the ICR High bay?"
ALL ICR Staff, graduate students, postdocs and ICR facility users/visitors (including REUs) are then automatically assigned the following online training courses:
1. General Safety Training
2. High Magnetic Field Training
3. Laser Safety Training 4. Cryogens
5. Compressed Gas
A Laser Binder has been created and stored in the ICR High Bay that includes:
- Laser Standard Operating Procedures
- Laser OJT Training Forms
- Laser Specifications
- Online Safety training certificates for all Laser users.
- All ICR Lab Spaces (NM 117, NM 137, NM 113, B239, B240, C 330) require Safety Glasses AT ALL TIMES. Signage was purchased and posted.
- No food or drink is permitted inside any ICR lab space. Designated drinking area was - approved by NHMFL Safety for NM 113 (ICR High Bay).
- Card Reader access only to ICR personnel to ICR High Bay.
- Restricted Card Reader access to 21 T High Bay
- Occupied Labs : Doors Unlocked
- Unoccupied Labs: Doors Locked
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NMR spectroscopy is a technique used by chemists, biochemists, and physicists to study the structures and motions of molecules by measuring interactions of atomic nuclei with magnetic fields. Scientists use NMR to study a wide range of systems in solutions and solid-state, including proteins, pharmaceuticals, catalysts, porous solids, battery materials, biomaterials, and more. Knowledge of molecular-level structures helps scientists rationally synthesize new materials, biomolecules, and medicines with improved properties.
MRI uses these same interactions to produce detailed 2D and 3D spatial representations of the distribution and properties of NMR-visible nuclei in materials and biological systems. As a medical diagnostic technique, MRI is used clinically to display the anatomy of humans and detect the presence of disease based on the proton nuclei in water and tissue. In preclinical and materials MRI, the technique provides means of quantifying numerous nuclei with respect to distribution and dynamic processes that may be occurring in systems that range from batteries to biomaterials to cellular constructs to living animal models of human pathology.
Powerful magnetic fields are useful for both NMR and MRI, leading to spectra and images with higher resolution, and reducing the amount of time it takes to run an experiment or scan.
First discuss your project with the appropriate NMR faculty or staff member:
AMRIS NMR/MRI at University of Florida
View Annual Reporting FAQ
1. How often does the Pulsed Field Facility (PFF) in Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) schedule experiments?
The PFF User Facility schedules magnet time three times per year; please check Magnet Schedule - Pulsed Field page and find DC/PFF Magnet Schedule and Deadlines on this page to find out when the next applications for magnet time are due.
In general no, although visitors who are onsite for an extended period time can complete all the required training and become authorized by the PFF Director (Mike Rabin).
No. Users and staff must complete the LANL training programs.
Yes, when you arrive we will give you access credentials to access the LANL visitor network.
No, only LANL approved cameras and authorized individuals may take photographs at LANL which then must be reviewed before images can be released to you.
Yes. However, the camera may not be used at any LANL site (including the NHMFL-PFF).
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- Students: CV and school transcripts
- Postdocs/Faculty: CV
- Note: your CV must include all your work experience and school with Month/Date/Year