Please complete the Beam Time Request (BTR) and Support Request forms thourgh the User Portal. Thorough chemical and sample information must be included in your BTR. Support Request forms include a list of collaborators that require laboratory access and your group's laboratory equipment requests. Researcher safety is taken seriously at SLAC. Please remember that radioactive materials, nanomaterials, and biohazardous materials have additional safety requirements. Refer to the SSRL or LCLS Safety Offices for further guidance.
Once you arrive you must complete training and access forms before accessing the Sample Preparation Laboratories (SPL). All Sample Prep Lab doors are locked with access key codes. Once your SPL access procedures are complete you will recieve the key code.
1) Sample Prepartion Laboratory Training, Course 204
Course 204 training expires one year from the date of completion. The initial training is ~45 minutes in length and covers lab policy, resources, safety, and emergency information. Annual refresher training is required in subsequent years. Refresher training is ~15 minutes in length.
Course 204 is offered at SSRL and LCLS; users may attend either session. SSRL sessions are Monday–Friday at 10am & 3pm and meet in B131 Rm 211; drop ins are welcome but not guaranteed. LCLS sessions are Monday–Friday at 11am & 2pm and meet at B999 Rm 109. LCLS training slots must be reserved in advance due to space limitations within the LCLS lab. Additional training times may be available by appointment. Weekend training is not available.
2) SPL Access Form
A new SPL Access Form must be submited each time you visit our facilties. The SPL Access form requires a list of chemicals and samples you are bringing into the labs as well as their associated MSDS's. This form acts as our daily inventory and must include both hazardous and nonhazardous samples and reagents. The SPL Access Form may be submitted by email in advance.
After Hours Arrival
If you plan to arrive at SLAC outside of normal business hours, please make prior arrangements with SPL Staff. For SSRL labs, emergency lab access may be granted at the SSRL Duty Operator's discretion (x4040). For the LCLS lab, emergency lab access may be granted at the Point of Contact's discretion. You MUST contact SPL Staff the following day.