LinearShimDB: A subset of the NMR magnet shimming database ShimDB
LinearShimDB is a subset of the NMR magnet shimming database ShimDB and contains over 9000 instances. Data is acquired on a Spinsolve 80 Carbon spectrometer (Magritek GmbH, Aachen, Germany, www.magritek.com) using a water solution with CuSO4 (5mmol/L).
LinearShimDB is part of "Deep Regression with Ensembles enables Fast, First-Order Magnet Shimming in NMR" by M. Becker et al. .
The acquisition procedure was as follows. The manufacturer's automated shimming technique, based on the downhill simplex method, was used to obtain a reference spectrum of decent quality. Then, all shim values except the three linear shims X, Y and Z were set to zero. The resulting spectrum and corresponding shim settings were used as the reference values. The database parameters were obtained by relative offsets from the reference shim values in a range R with stepsize s, in a grid-like manner. For each combination, the raw FID, acquisition parameters, and the shim values were stored.
||Shim range R
||Step size s
We strongly encourage researchers to extend ShimDB with their own subsets to stimulate developments. We offer to include raw data or links to your publications into ShimDB.
Each folder in LinearShimDB contains the following files:
- data.1d -> the raw FID.
- shims.par -> Shim values, where only linear shims are non-zero.
- acqu.par -> Acquisition parameters.
- proc.par -> Processing parameters.
The LinearShimDB root folder also contains the reference starting shims (ReferenceShims.par).
We deliver a python script
utils_IO.py alongside ShimDB to easily load the database into numpy array structure using the nmrglue packages.
The following python libraries and packages are required: os, numpy, glob, nmrglue (>= v0.9.dev0)
 M. Becker, M. Jouda, A. Kolchinskaya, J.G. Korvink, Deep Regression with Ensembles enables Fast, First-Order Magnet Shimming in NMR, submitted for review
 J.J. Helmus, C.P. Jaroniec, Nmrglue: An open source Python package for the analysis of multidimensional NMR data, J. Biomol. NMR 2013, 55, 355-367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10858-013-9718-x