Biology Chemistry & Material Science Laboratory 2

The Biology Chemistry & Material Science Laboratory 2 (BCM2) 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 specialty equipment for cold work, ultra low temperature storage, centrifuge applications, and inert atmosphere applications. This lab includes a nitrogen glove box equipped with an oxygen meter. A typical internal dioxygen level is less than 0.2 ppm; a typical internal moisture reading is less than 1ppm. Specialty equipment may require additional training. User lab bench spaces can be temporarily assigned to individual research groups.

BCM2 is located in B131 room 209 on the second floor mezzanine above beam lines 5, 6 and 15. It is convenient to beam line clusters 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17.  Learn more about resources available in the BCM2 lab on our chemical information and equipment information pages.