High Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research Infrastructure (IR RMN THC)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
French National Center for Scientific Research / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
3 Michel-Ange street, CNRS, Paris, PO: 75794, Ile-de-France (France)
71, Avenue des Martyrs, Institut Max von Laue - Paul Langevin, Grenoble cedex 9, PO: 38043, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
The High Field NMR Research Infrastructure groups together the highest field NMR spectrometers at the national level (from 750 to 1000 MHz), into a single entry point integrated infrastructure, that provides a combination of unique, cutting-edge instruments and state-of-the-art expertise in NMR, together with the associated human resources, for a wide variety of advanced experiments in many fields of application. The infrastructure comprises 7 nodes spread over the country. These nodes are flagship national NMR laboratories and are all specialized in developing the NMR technique itself.Much of IR RMN THC work is related to providing the technical and methodological development at the heart of NMR that allow for breakthroughs in application problems. The areas of application are diverse, from structural biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, geology, or materials sciences. Thus, the network provides services to users in many areas ranging from medical science to physics.Each site provides one third of its available high-field experimental time to the community through a constantly open online call for proposals.

RI Keywords
High field NMR spectrometers, Material sciences, Life sciences
RI Category
Analytical Facilities
Scientific Domain
Engineering and Energy
Biological and Medical Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Health and Food
Physical Sciences and Engineering

The Research Infrastrcuture provides users with state-of-the art expertise in many fields of NMR, ranging from materials sciences, to structural biology or medical applications.

11 High-Field NMR Spectrometers

11 high-field NMR spectrometers (with proton frequencies from 750 to 1000 MHz), dedicated to state-of-the-art applications in materials sciences, structural biology or medicine (metabonomics). It includes notably a 1 GHz spectormeter (highest NMR frequency availbale today) as well as a unic DNP platform (ar 800 MHz).