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The Austro-Czech RERI-uasb NMR Center

Welcome to the first

Austro-Czech Research Center

The joint NMR Research Center of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz and the University of South Bohemia of Budweis was established in 2011 with support from the European Union (ETC -European Territorial Cooperation programme).
It is located at the Instituted of Organic Chemistry.


For further information on cooperations and the NMR center please contact:

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Norbert Müller

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Johannes Kepler University Linz

Prof. RNDr. František Vácha, Ph.D.

Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of South Bohemia

NMR Infrastructure

Availibility of Spectrometers

Status, interruptions and availibility of our infrastructure is visible in the following calendars:

About the Project


The idea of a bilateral Nuclear Magnetic Resonance  (NMR) Center for solid and solution state spectroscopy arose through the collaboration between scientists of JKU and the University of South Bohemia in 2004.

It was realized through a joint project within the ETC Austria - Czech Republic 2007-2013 programme of the European Union (EU) between the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (USB):

“Cooperative Regional Research Infrastructure for Molecular Science and Technology” (RERI-uasb)

Thus, the first Austro - Czech Scientific Research Center was realized in 2011.

NMR Center

Since September 2011 three superconducting magnets with field strengths of 7.0 T, 11.7 T and 16.4 T and a variety of probes are operating at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at JKU Linz. They are available and used for research and teaching by both universities. The official opening will be on December 19th, 2011.


The new NMR Center is cofinanced with the European Union from the European Region Development Fund and operated jointly by both universities.

The Setup Of The NMR Center

Three different magnetic field strengths and a variety of probes are available to cover a broad range of detectable nuclei and samples. (solutions as well as solids, from small molecules, to macromolecules)

The 300 MHz system with a broad band observe probe and a sample changer for 16 samples is used for fully automated routine NMR.

The existing 500 MHz Magnet was equipped with the newest electronics and a new console as well as four new probes for liquid and solid samples.

A new 700MHz AvanceIII spectrometer with an Ascend magnet and a TCI cryoprobe allow for high sensitivity and high resolution spectroscopy of (bio-) macromolecules.

Probes & Further Equipment


  • BBO 109Ag to 1H including 19F

  • sample changer 16 samples


  • BBO 109Ag to 1H

  • BBI 109Ag to 1H

  • CP/MAS BBO / 3.2mm / MAS: 24kHz

  • CP/MAS triple resonance: 1H,15N,13C 3.2mm, MAS: 24kHz


  • TCI cryo probe

  • sample insertion system

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee founded in May 2011 consists of two members from each university.

Johannes Kepler University Linz

University of South Bohemia

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Norbert Müller

elected chair and scientific head of the center

Prof. RNDr. František Vácha, Ph.D.

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Wolfgang Buchberger

Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Rüdiger Ettrich, Ph.D.



NMR Installation

Official Opening