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Member since: 2002
Organization: University of Utah- Vascular Lab
Application Area: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
"Bruker is a great company, and is considered by many to be the gold standard in instruments for magnetic resonance studies. I don't know that I would call this a great value since it would be possible to buy a modest house in many cities for the price of this instrument. It is, however, a great compromise between the very good, but less functional e-scan, and the more expensive EMX plus which might be a bit more than is needed for most labs. Bruker is a fairly large company, but I feel we have gotten personalized service. The user’s manual is a work in progress, but seems quite extensive. They do offer one week of training every other year or so, but I have not been able to take advantage of that due to expense. It is a quality instrument, so problems with break downs are (so far) very minor. As for ease of use, some background knowledge of EPR spectroscopy is very helpful. Without this knowledge, there is a fairly steep learning curve. "