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 StorageGeneral Laboratory SuppliesSpecialty Supplies
BeakersAluminum FoilDesiccators and Covers
BurettesAtmospheric BagsDialysis Kits
Centrifuge Tubes: 0.5 ml, 1.5ml, 15ml, 50ml ,1LBatteries: 9V, AA, AAA, C, DElectrophoresis Supplies
Crystallization DishesBüchner FunnelGlass Box
Erlenmeyer FlasksCover Slips for Microscope SlidesHeat Gun
FunnelsCulturing Supplies (Loop, Needle, Spreader, and Tubes)Lab Jacks
Glass Bottles: 50 to 2000 mlCuvettesNitrogen Dewar
Glass Dropper BottlesElectronic and Manual MicropipettersRegulator
Graduated CylindersFilters - MilliporeSharps Box
Metal Jars: 2, 4 & 8 oz.Filter PaperTimer
Membrane BoxesHigh Vacuum GreaseSolvents
Multi-Well PlatesMicroscope SlidesAcetone
Pasteur Pipettes (Small & Large)Mortar and PestlesChloroform (by request)
Petri DishesNeedles (Blunt Tipped)Ethanol
Plastic Pipettes (Small & Large)ParafilmHexane (by request)
Plastic Bottles (Nalgene): 30, 60, 125, 250, 500 and 1000 mlPaintbrushesIsopropyl Alcohol
Racks for Test Tube, etc.pH PaperMethanol
Round FlaskPipe CleanerToluene
Shaker FlaskPipette BulbsOthers by request
Reflux and Distillation ColumnsPipette Tips for MicropipettersProtective Equipment
Test tubesPlastic WrapAprons
Vials: 1, 2 and 4 dram; 50-500 ml; Round 2oz.Q-TipsCalgonate
Volumetric FlasksRazor Blades (By Request)Dust Masks
Waste BottlesRubber StoppersEar Plugs
Cleaning SuppliesSpatulasFace Shields
BrushesStir barsGoggles
DetergentStretch FilmGloves: Nitro, Latex, Neoprene
Goof-offSyringes: 1cc, 3cc 12cc, 35cc, and 60 ccGloves for Cryogens and Heat
Hand soapThermometerGloves for Sharps and Glass
Kim wipes (Small & Large)TraysLab Coats
Laboratory CleanersTubing (various)Safety Glasses
Paper TowelsTweezersShoe Covers
Soaker Pads and PigsTools (Wrench, screwdriver, hammer, etc.)Tyvek Suits
SatWipes (Isopropyl)TongsOffice and Paper Products
SpongesWeighing DishesCalculators
WindexWeighing PaperChemical Labels
  Pencils, Pens, Scissors, etc.
  Tape: Duct, Electrical, Invisible, Packing, Teflon, Time, etc.
  Ziploc Bags