Bruker expands Ascend series of NMR magnets
20 April 2011
Bruker has announced new models for its Ascend series of
higher performance and compact NMR magnets, now covering a range from
400 MHz to 850 MHz.
The Ascend product line builds on the key advantages of Bruker’s
well-established UltraShield Plus magnets, with further innovations
for superior performance and greater convenience.
Ascend magnets feature advanced superconductors and proprietary
magnet technology which together enable the design of smaller,
lighter magnet coils, resulting in reduction in physical size,
weight, magnetic stray field, drift and cryogen consumption. Ascend
magnets are therefore even easier to site, even safer to run and
less expensive to operate.
Bruker’s improved External Disturbance Suppression (EDS)
technology provides outstanding suppression of external magnetic
field disturbances, making Ascend magnets ideal for challenging
urban environments and space-restricted laboratories. In addition,
Bruker’s proprietary superconducting joint technology yields
improved drift behaviour with now only 10 parts per billion (ppb)
drift per hour. The previous generation of magnets had 50% higher
drift specifications. These new lowest drift rates translate into
the best overall magnetic field stability which is very important
for demanding NMR experiments.
With their reduced physical size and weight, the new Ascend
magnets make important contributions to environmental sustainability
and reduce operational costs due significant reductions in Ascend
Helium consumption of up to 50%, compared to previous generations of