The Geoscience Laboratory at SSRL is dedicated to researcher experiments, including x-ray absorption and emission spectroscopies, x-ray scattering, x-ray diffraction, 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.
A Coy anaerobic chamber for wet and dry sample preparation under (5%)H2/(95%)N2 atmosphere is available to visiting researchers. Work areas for radioactive materials and nanomaterials are available. Specialty equipment may require additional training. User lab bench spaces can be temporarily assigned to individual research groups.
The Geosciences lab is located in room 113 on the ground floor of building 131. It is convenient to beam line clusters 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 17. Learn more about resources available on our chemical information and equipment information pages.