Welcome to the DCIF Web Site  


The DCIF is a shared instrumentation lab used by over 400 researchers from MIT and the surrounding academic and industrial communities. Please review the following web pages to learn more about the instrumentation and services available at the DCIF.

The DCIF is located in the subasement (SB) of building 18, room 0090.

All first time users should download a copy of the DCIF orientation here adobe symbol (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

Users from outside MIT should review the safety information provided here.adobe symbol

Users from outside MIT who wish to request access to the DCIF should fill out the online form located here.

Review the DCIF policies here.adobe symbol

The DCIF Facility page describes the types of NMR, EPR, MS, FTIR and Polarimetry instrumentation available.

Visit the DCIF Training page and fill out the Training Request form.

During training you will receive your User ID and set a password. To learn how to make reservations for instrument time, visit the DCIF Reservations page.

DCIF Supported Computer Software

Users who have never operated a NMR spectrometer should review the following documents:

DCIF: Things to Know before Operating an NMRadobe symbol

DCIF: Introduction to NMR: part 1 Theoryadobe symbol

DCIF: Introduction to NMR: part 2 Operation Tips adobe symbol

DCIF: Instrument Training Guides

What's inside a NMR Magnet? (Jeol USA web site)

DCIF: Inside an NMR Magnet: Shims, Probe, Sample