So after this mornings disappointing news about Agilent getting out of the NMR business leaving many Varian users wondering what to do about supporting existing machines I thought I’d share today this cheesy 2005 video about when we moved our little tough-as-nuts Varian 300 gemini magnet a few metres across the room while still at full field. This was because we were going to install a new 600 in its spot and thought we could extend the baby’s working life a bit more by sandwiching it between the old and new 600’s
Needless to say it all worked fine after being picked up and moved. A few years later it took quite a lot to quench it on purpose but that’s a story for another day, but it did allow to me to relocate it next to my fume hood for more cheesy photos. Everyones needs walk-up NMR next to their ‘hood!
(Yes I know, no safety specs)
In case you were wondering what one of these “R2D2” magnets looks like on the inside. See Vanni Piccinotti’s NMR pages here