Biological Chemistry & Material Science Laboratory 1

The Biology Chemistry & Material Science Laboratory 1 (BCM1) at SSRL is dedicated to researcher experiments, including x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies, macromolecular crystallography, x-ray scattering, and x-ray imaging.

The labs are maintained for final-stage sample preparation and other relatively straight-forward laboratory manipulations. These include buffer preparations, solid sample grinding, solution concentration, filtration, and centrifugation, and simple dissolution of solids. The user labs are presently not configured for chemical transformations.

This lab contains an argon glove box in room 257 and in adjacent room 260, equipped with both oxygen and humidity meters. A typical internal dioxygen level is 0.1 ppm; a typical internal moisture reading is less than 1ppm. A Schlenk line is available for work with other specialty gases. Specialty equipment may require additional training. User lab bench spaces can be temporarily assigned to individual research groups.

BCM1 is located in B120 rooms 257 and 260 on the second floor mezzanine located above beam lines 7, 8, 9, and 10. It is convenient to beam line clusters 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12. Learn more about resources available in the BCM1 labs on our chemical information and equipment information pages.