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Fourier 80

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Fourier 80



The Fourier 80 can be installed in the fume hood or on the bench without the need for new infrastructure, providing easy maintenance and minimal cost of ownership.
80 MHz
The Fourier has been designed for the highest data quality and stability at 80 MHz, with excellent lineshape, resolution and sensitivity.
A newly developed modern software interface guides users through pre-defined, dedicated workflows.
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Easy to Install: The Fourier, an 80 MHz high-performance nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) benchtop spectrometer designed for the routine laboratory. With a cryogen-free magnet design, the Fourier makes NMR accessible in the lab where users and operators work. It can be installed in the fume hood or on the bench without the need for new infrastructure, providing easy maintenance and minimal cost of ownership. The performance of the benchtop, combined with the intuitive software, means any lab can now incorporate the definitive analytical answers only NMR can provide.

Easy to Use: The Fourier features GoScan™, a newly developed modern interface which guides users through pre-defined, dedicated workflows. Novice NMR users can use pre-defined data acquisition choices in the GoScan software, or customize them, while experienced users can use Bruker's industry standard TopSpin™ software for more detailed acquisition parameters.

Easy to do More: The Fourier has been designed for highest data quality and stability at 80 MHz, with excellent lineshape, resolution and sensitivity in 80 MHz homonuclear 1H or heteronuclear 1H/13C FT-NMR experiments. It runs Bruker's TopSpin™ software, giving users access to the extensive TopSpin library of 1D and 2D homonuclear and proton-carbon heteronuclear experiments and pulse programs.

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Easy to own and maintain

  • Cryogen-free permanent magnet
  • No new infrastructure required
  • Compact footprint
  • Installs on bench or in fume hood
  • Minimal cost of ownership




Operating Frequency: 80 MHz (1H)
Nuclei: 1H-only, 1H/13C, 1H/31P or 1H/129Xe (contact us for more)
1H Sensitivity: > 160:1 for 1% Ethyl Benzene (1H/13C system, incl. pulsed field gradient)
Gradient strength: > 0.25 T/m (25 G/cm)
Automation: PAL RSI sample changer; up to 120 samples + 12 reference samples
1H Resolution: < 0.4 Hz @ 50% peak height
< 16 Hz @ 0.55% peak height
Digital Lock: External, no deuterated solvents needed
Sample Tubes: standard 5mm diameter, 7’’-long NMR tubes
Dimensions: ~50 cm x 70 cm x 60 cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Weight: ~94 kg
Lab Temperature: 18-28°C
Lab Infrastructure needed: no liquid nitrogen or helium required
no water cooling required
power consumption typically <300 W
power: 100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz
no additional venting required





Constance Braouet, Master Student, Hochschule Fresenius, Idstein, Germany.

“As a student you do not often have the possibility to work on a NMR spectrometer. That’s why I felt honored to be able to work with the Fourier 80 during my Master thesis and to explore the capabilities of this new instrument. The Fourier 80 has a lot of potential in the analysis of small organic molecules (< 500 Da) and few-compound mixtures and can even be applied for quantification purposes. It is a method, which students can easily use in their laboratorial education, even if they have not heard a lot on NMR priorly. I am excited to test further features of the Fourier 80 and to see how students cope with the instrument, which they will be using for the analysis of organic synthesis products.”

Thomas Rudszuck, PhD Student in the group of Prof. Gisela Guthausen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany.

“The operation of the device is very intuitive and requires only minor manual parameter adjustments to carry out standard experiments. This results in great potential for many new applications of NMR spectroscopy. In addition, there is the possibility of teaching students the content of the lectures directly with relatively little effort using spectroscopy experiments. Especially for the lecture “NMR in Engineering”, where the focus is often on industrial applications, a robust and easy to use device is very impressive for students.”

Prof. Steven Newmaster, Purity-IQ, Guelph, Canada.

“For us, the Fourier 80 is a very powerful system, since it is designed by experts for the use by quality assurance technicians, who do not need much training for the operation. We are interested in R&D for ingredient authentication models for the use in the food, beverage and natural health products. Larger field NMR allows us to build libraries of spectra in which we can focus on specific metabolite fingerprints that could be utilized on the Fourier 80. Since this benchtop system can also be operated using the same software, TopSpin, it also allows samples, that are not well suited for low field NMR, to be run on higher field instruments to solve our questions. With this combination of NMR systems and third-party standards, such as those developed by Purity-IQ, we are on a common mission to democratizing molecular biology and bringing NMR metabolomics to society-at-large.”

Prof. Sami Jannin, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France.

“The Fourier 80 is a compact, easy to use FT-NMR benchtop instrument that has good sensitivity and resolution even at 80 MHz. When compared to high field NMR it also has some advantages such as resilience of the lock, shim and nutation angle with respect to sample formulation, as well as longer 13C hyperpolarization lifetimes. With very little training needed, the Fourier 80 is perfect for teaching students, performing research with hyperpolarized 13C and 1H spins, and even for routine NMR. Whenever low field NMR could be used to fulfil specific needs, I would certainly recommend the Fourier 80.”

Dr. Stuart J. Elliott, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the group of Prof. Sami Jannin, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, France.

“Amongst others, I am responsible for teaching NMR spectroscopy to our next generation of scientists. Since the Fourier 80 can be operated with very little training and minimal preparation, it is an excellent tool for introducing NMR spectroscopy to our students. It is very advantageous to be able to start experiments quickly, in contrast to high field NMR systems, where there is sometimes a prolonged interaction with the hardware before commencing experiments. With the Fourier 80, the only contact you have with the instrumentation is the insertion of the sample. For my own research, the Bruker benchtop system has been incredibly beneficial. I can’t wait to develop new methodologies, e.g. related to singlet-NMR, and the introduction of pulsed field gradients opens doors to so many other avenues of research.”

Prof. Andre Simpson, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

“We have been waiting specifically for a Bruker benchtop system. We run the Environmental NMR Center in Canada and see low field NMR as the next critical step forward that will bring in new users and make NMR more accessible to the masses. But developing environmental applications is very challenging, and arguably even harder at low field. Therefore, we need the most state-of-the-art tools available. Furthermore, Bruker’s Fourier 80 runs Topspin and implements pulse programs in an identical manner to their high field systems. Over the last 2 decades, we have developed hundreds of custom pulse programs at high field, these can be transferred to the Fourier 80 without worrying about “if it will work” or “can your system do XYZ” as would be the case with a 3rd party system. In combination with pulsed field gradients the Fourier 80 expands the application of advanced experiments, essential for working with complex samples.”

Dr. René Jakelski, Daikin Chemical Europe GmbH, Düsseldorf, Germany.

"As one of the lucky beta-testers, Daikin was able to use the Fourier 80 to determine structures and impurities, for the QA of incoming material and novel synthesized components. Due to the self-explanatory user interface and the quick sample preparation even inexperienced users could be trained quickly and reliably. Coming from high-field NMR, we used the Fourier 80 for routine measurements, without the need for additional lab-space, and could free precious measurement times."


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