In 1956, the first JNM-1 NMR instrument was released by JEOL (at that time, Japan Electron Optics Laboratory Co. Ltd.) and since then, the company has achieved many NMR industry firsts, including:
1972World’s first light pen operation.
1979Superconducting magnet with a resonance frequency of 200 MHz.
1981World’s first full automatic spectrometer.
1985World’s first auto-tuning unit and auto-tune probe, enabling completely remote operation.
2001World’s first spectrometer supporting 10 RF channels.
2013World’s first practical NMR instrument that does not require liquid helium refills.
2017World’s first liquid NMR probe switchable between single tune and dual tune mode without compromising NMR performance.
Today, we take great pride in the long-term stability of our organization and employees who help make JEOL a valuable partner. JEOL customers not only acquire an NMR product that will be of value for many years, they forge a relationship with an organization that will be a lifelong resource for their laboratory, FAB, and business challenges. We are a premier NMR manufacturer and will be proud to be the NMR vendor for your needs. Please also read our published comprehensive history of JEOL NMR.
RIKEN－JEOL Collaboration Center
RIKEN is Japan's largest comprehensive research institution renowned for high-quality research in a diverse range of scientific disciplines. Founded in 1917 as a private research foundation in Tokyo, RIKEN has grown rapidly in size and scope, today encompassing a network of world-class research centers and institutes across Japan.
Since its establishment in November 2014, the RIKEN-JEOL Collaboration Center has worked on research and development for technologies and applications in the field of Solid State NMR and multi-modal imaging. Since FY2018, it has also addressed the development of advanced cryo-electron microscopy, with the aim of creating new innovations to better compete in the the global marketplace.
The Center is comprised of three units:
- The Nano-crystallography unit
- The Multi-Modal Microstructure Analysis Unit
- The Advanced Electron Microscope Development Unit
This collaboration between JEOL and RIKEN has led to the publication of over 70 papers. JEOL is proud to be on the cutting edge of research and our work with RIKEN is pertinent to these efforts.