The WCAC is an open-access facility where researchers learn to operate and collect data on a wide variety of scientific instruments suitable for characterization and structure elucidation of chemical and biophysical samples.

We have a primary focus and expertise in the areas of NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and we have additional resources in proteomics, optical instrumentation, biophysical instrumentation, and flow cytometry.

If you are new to Yale, or if you are in the local area and need access to any of our instruments, please request an account and we will contact you to set up a training session and help you get started using our instruments. We charge a fee for instrument usage, typically accounted in 10-minute or 30-minute increments. The income from these fees are used to help offset the operational and maintenance costs of our instruments, and we strive to keep these fees as low as possible. After you have received training, ensuring that all of your instrument usage is appropriately logged or reserved online will help us in our mission of a low-fee and well maintained instrument center.


May 27, 2014
Agilent Engineers were here last week to recharge the 400A NMR magnet, unfortunately the magnet quenched while coming up to field. We are in the process of rescheduling...
May 19, 2014
The West Campus is proud to host a series of technology talks addressing instrumentation and techniques relevant to our users. Please watch this section for updates!
May 19, 2014
The AG400A NMR will be recharged by Agilent Engineers starting Wednesday May 21st. Please be aware that due to security concerns the NMR suite may be inaccessible...