A new complex of laboratories is now open at SNS, providing a flexible, mobile environment where users can work efficiently.
The labs, on the second floor of the SNS Central Laboratory and Office Building, are built with "green" operations in mind, as well as to optimize the available space for researchers' ever-changing scientific needs. With overhead utilities and mobile furniture, the complex's 13 labs allow staff to easily reconfigure the layout of equipment and quickly change an experiment's setup as needed.
"We surveyed more than 900 users on what they needed, and they gave us a wish list," says Chrissi Schnell, the Neutron Scattering Science Division scientific laboratory coordinator.
The lab suite has features such as a cold room, which will be kept at 8°C, outlets and workbenches so that researchers can run equipment for long periods of time, and a furnace closet for solid-state synthesis with a wall with cable management to organize power and gas lines.
The labs also contain standard American Disability Act-compliant fume hoods and safety showers, automatic sliding doors for hands-free access, and a combination of standard and non-standard power outlets suitable for different instrumentation.
The labs provide a controlled environment for testing new instruments before they go on the beam line. SNS staff have also been working with the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences to set up a neighboring lab with various x-ray equipment.
Chrissi and lab staff will be on hand to provide services to the researchers such as chemical management and training. "We are here to meet the needs of the researchers and provide them with excellent customer service," Chrissi says.
Available Laboratory Supplies
|Glassware/Chemical Storage||General Laboratory Supplies||Specialty Supplies|
|Beakers||Aluminum Foil||Desiccators and Covers|
|Burettes||Atmospheric Bags||Dialysis Kits|
|Centrifuge Tubes: 0.5 ml, 1.5ml, 15ml, 50ml ,1L||Batteries: 9V, AA, AAA, C, D||Electrophoresis Supplies|
|Crystallization Dishes||Büchner Funnel||Glass Box|
|Erlenmeyer Flasks||Cover Slips for Microscope Slides||Heat Gun|
|Funnels||Culturing Supplies (Loop, Needle, Spreader, and Tubes)||Lab Jacks|
|Glass Bottles: 50 to 2000 ml||Cuvettes||Nitrogen Dewar|
|Glass Dropper Bottles||Electronic and Manual Micropipetters||Regulator|
|Graduated Cylinders||Filters - Millipore||Sharps Box|
|Metal Jars: 2, 4 & 8 oz.||Filter Paper||Timer|
|Membrane Boxes||High Vacuum Grease||Solvents|
|Multi-Well Plates||Microscope Slides||Acetone|
|Pasteur Pipettes (Small & Large)||Mortar and Pestles||Chloroform (by request)|
|Petri Dishes||Needles (Blunt Tipped)||Ethanol|
|Plastic Pipettes (Small & Large)||Parafilm||Hexane (by request)|
|Plastic Bottles (Nalgene): 30, 60, 125, 250, 500 and 1000 ml||Paintbrushes||Isopropyl Alcohol|
|Racks for Test Tube, etc.||pH Paper||Methanol|
|Round Flask||Pipe Cleaner||Toluene|
|Shaker Flask||Pipette Bulbs||Others by request|
|Reflux and Distillation Columns||Pipette Tips for Micropipetters||Protective Equipment|
|Test tubes||Plastic Wrap||Aprons|
|Vials: 1, 2 and 4 dram; 50-500 ml; Round 2oz.||Q-Tips||Calgonate|
|Volumetric Flasks||Razor Blades (By Request)||Dust Masks|
|Waste Bottles||Rubber Stoppers||Ear Plugs|
|Cleaning Supplies||Spatulas||Face Shields|
|Detergent||Stretch Film||Gloves: Nitro, Latex, Neoprene|
|Goof-off||Syringes: 1cc, 3cc 12cc, 35cc, and 60 cc||Gloves for Cryogens and Heat|
|Hand soap||Thermometer||Gloves for Sharps and Glass|
|Kim wipes (Small & Large)||Trays||Lab Coats|
|Laboratory Cleaners||Tubing (various)||Safety Glasses|
|Paper Towels||Tweezers||Shoe Covers|
|Soaker Pads and Pigs||Tools (Wrench, screwdriver, hammer, etc.)||Tyvek Suits|
|SatWipes (Isopropyl)||Tongs||Office and Paper Products|
|Windex||Weighing Paper||Chemical Labels|
|Pencils, Pens, Scissors, etc.|
|Tape: Duct, Electrical, Invisible, Packing, Teflon, Time, etc.|