The UCLA-DOE NMR Core Facility has two primary modes of operation. At present, almost all of the instrument time is shared between the Clubb and Feigon laboratories which use more advanced NMR spectroscopic techniques in their research programs. In the second mode of operation the facility serves the needs of members of the DOE laboratory and the university community by performing more basic NMR experiments and by providing training and supervision of inexperienced users.
Instrumentation in the facility is maintained by the facility manager and members of the two primary research teams. The manager either supervises or actively participates in cryogen fills, software and hardware upgrades, general system maintenance and trouble-shoots any problems that arise. The facility manager also provides assistance and training to all spectrometer users to help them successfully complete their research projects.