Starting January 13th, the WSU NMR Center will be undergoing renovations to upgrade the instrument space over the next 4-6 weeks.
The scope of the work will consist of removing the degrading sound absorbing panels, replacing them with new ones. The flooring in room B3E (the instrument bay that hosted the 400 WB) will be replaced with new carpet. Access to the NMR Center will also change to swipe card access using your Cougar Card.
The removal of the degrading sound absorbing panels will start on Monday, January 13th around the 600. The removal of these panels will cause for the 600 to be unavailable on the 13th, and possibly the 14th. We will try to have the 300, 400, and 500 available when the 600 is unavailable. On the 14th and 15th, the panels will be removed around the 300, 400, and 500. During this time, these instruments will be unavailable, and the 600 will be available for use. During the renovations, we will do our best to have at least one instrument available for data collection.
We anticipate that the transition to swipe card access to the WSU NMR lab will be completed by the end of January. To prepare for this transition, if you do not currently have a duo prox system Cougar Card, please visit the Cougar Card center in the CUB to receive an updated Cougar Card for free. It will take five minutes, if they are not busy. If you are unsure if you have a duo prox Cougar Card, then it is very likely that you do not. WSU is beginning the transition to duo prox cards, and starting in the summer of 2020, all future Cougar Cards will be duo prox cards.
For updates on the renovations and instrument availability, please look at the instrument schedules on iLab or our new website (https://nmr.wsu.edu/) for details. We will do our best to keep the instrument schedules up to date to minimize any inconvenience.