The Sample Preparation Laboratories

Online User Access Agreement Form

UPDATE, 10/12/21

BCM1 Lab (B120-257) is out of service for ongoing renovation.  Lab spaces and equipment available to users are very lmited at this time.   


As of December 14, 2020, the SPL User Access Agreement Form is available online, and its paper copies will be phased out. The form must be submitted every time your beamtime requires the use of SPL space.

Please see the "Laboratory Access" tab for additional information. Contact the Lab Manager for any questions.

The SSRL Sample Preparation Laboratories (SPLs) support final stage sample preparations and straight-forward laboratory manipulations in multiple disciplines at SSRL. There are 3 SPLs available to SSRL users; Biology Chemistry & Material Science (BCM) Laboratories 1 and 2 and Geoscience Laboratory.  All laboratories house basic lab equipment, supplies and chemicals.  However, each laboratory varies in sizes and special equipment available at each location.  Users are often assigned their spaces based on the location (e.g. the proximity to particular beam line) and availability of the lab resources (e.g. use of nitrogen glovebox) to ensure the safe and successful sample preparation.

Laboratory Access & Training

To gain access to the SPLs, each group member must be current with Sample Preparation Laboratory Training, which consists of two parts; online safety training (Course 204) and an in-person lab orinentation (Course 204 Practical). See the "Laboratory Access" tab for additional information.

Laboratory Contacts

The primary contact for all SSRL Sample Preparation Laboratory resources and matters is the Lab Manager.