Life Sciences Lab

The Life Sciences Lab consists of a large main lab with an attached biohazard risk group level 2 (RGL2) room. CLS Biosafety training is required for access to the RGL2 room. 

Virtual tour coming soon!

  • Ultrapure Water
    • ELGA Purelab Ultra
  • Hotplate/stirrers
    • Fisher Scientific hotplate/stirrer
    • VWR Dry Block Heater 
  • Mixers
    • VWR mini-vortexer
    • IBI Scientific "The Belly Dancer"
    • Fisher Scientific mini-tube rotator
  • Drying oven
    • VWR forced air oven
  • Centrifuges
    • Eppendorf 5424
    • Beckman Coulter Allegra
  • Balances
    • Mettler-Toledo MS204S
    • Mettler-Toledo MS4002S
  • pH meter
    • SevenCompact S220 with InLab Routine Pro ISM Electrode
  • Microscopes
    • Zeiss Primo Inverted Microscope
    • Nikon Eclipse LV-1000-4 Fluorescence
    • Nikon E200 Microscope
  • Fume hoods
    • 2 x 48" wide stainless steel (18" max. sash height)
  • Refrigerator (4℃)
  • Freezers (-20℃ & -80℃)
  • Biosafety cabinet
    • Microzone BK-2-4 Class 2 Type A2
  • Paraffin microtome
    • Leica RM2255
  • Atmospheric incubator
    • VWR 3025 B, water jacketed
  • CO2 incubator
    • Caron 6400-1
  • Ultramicrotome
    • Leica EM UC7-Cryo attachment EMFC7
  • UV-Vis spectrometer
    • Cary 60 single beam
  • Hydraulic pellet press
    • Carver model 435 L
  • Freeze dryer
    • Labconco Triad 7400040
  • Autoclave
    • Market Forge Sterilmatic
  • Perstaltic pump
    • Cole-Palmer 77201-60 masterflex LX
  • Water bath
    • Julabo SW-22 shaking water bath

Earth Sciences Lab

The recently opened Earth Sciences Lab is intended for agricultural and environmental work, including high throughput plant sample preparation. This is the designated lab for sample preparation involving cannabis. 

Virtual Tour coming soon!

  • Growth chamber
    • Conviron A1000
  • Autodosing balance
    • MT XP204
  • Homogenizer
    • Spex Geno grinder 2010
  • Ultrapure water unit
    • ELGA PureLab
  • Fumehood
    • 48" stainless steel
  • Drying oven
    • Thermo Precision 658
  • Cryostat microtome
    • Leica CM1950
  • Dual geometry optical microscope
    • Echo Revolve (60x, 40x, 4x, 10x, 20x objectives)
    • Fluorescence capable
  • Dissecting microscope
    • Motic DM143
  • Pellet press
    • Pike Auto-CrushIR
  • Cryo sample station
    • Spex Cryostation 2600

BMIT Labs

BMIT large and small animal labs are designed to contain, house and prepare samples and live animals for live imaging. These labs offer direct access to the experimental hutches, animal containment equipment, an anesthesia gas delivery system and a change room with shower.  Please contact BMIT beamline staff to discuss use of the BMIT labs and equipment.

  • Ultrasonic cleaner
    • Branson 8510 (20L capacity)
  • Incubator
    • Precision Scientific Model 2 convection incubator
  • Stirrer/hotplate
    • Thermo Scientific Cimarec+ with digital display
  • Balance
    • Cole Palmer ED 2000 (max. 2000g with 0.1 readability)
  • Biosafety cabinet
    • MicroZone BK-2-6 (72" wide with UV-C)
  • Microscope
    • Zeiss AxioVert.A1
  • Automatic injection pump
    • Programmable dosing syringes
  • Fume hood
    • 2x48" wide stainless steel (18" max. sash height)
  • Refrigerator (5℃)
  • Freezers (-80℃ & -20℃)

SyLMAND

The SyLMAND beamline features a class 10,000 clean room and lab integrated with the beamline endstation for complete x-ray and UV-lithography processing capabilities. Access to this lab is restricted.  Please contact SyLMAND beamline staff to discuss the use of the lab and equipment. 

 

Take a virtual walk-through of SYLMAND! Enjoy the ability to explore our specialized and basic laboratory equipment. 

  • Ultrapure Water
  • Hotplates
    • Cee 1300
    • Torrey Pines HP61
  • Drying Ovens
    • Binder FED 115 Vacuum oven
    • Across International Vacuum Drying oven
  • Custom-Built Pneumatic Press
  • Fumehoods
    • 2x72" stainless steel work surface
  • Balances
    • MT AE163
    • MT XP205DR
  • UV Exposure Systems
    • Heidelberg Instruments DWL66 Laser Writer
    • Oriel UV Flood Exposure System
    • OmniCure Series 1000 UV Light Source
  • Material Deposition
    • Kurt J. Lesker PVD 75 Sputtering System
    • Nickel Electroplating
    • Gold Electroplating
    • Solitec Model 5110 Spin Coater
    • Royal Sovereign Laminator
  • Materials Preparation
    • Allied High Tech Metprep 3 Grinder/Polisher
    • Leica SP2600/SM2500 Diamond Point Flycutter
  • Microscopy & Metrology
    • Zeiss EVO SEM
    • Zygo Nexview Optical Profiler
    • Zeiss Axiotron Microscopes
    • Zeiss Stereo Microscope
    • Heidenhain Z-Tip

Lab 1080

The 1080 wet lab is a sample preparation space equipped for the preparation requirements of nearby beamlines. The lab also contains a Vacuum Technologies (VTI) Super 1220 Glove box with nitrogen working gas.

Vitual Tour coming soon!

  • Ultrapure water
    • ELGA Purelab Ultra
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
    • VWR 150T
  • Drying oven
    • VWR Forced Air
  • Balances
    • Ohaus AP110
    • Mettler-Toledo XS205DU dual range
  • pH meter
    • VWR SP301
  • Microscope
    • Vista Vision Dissecting Microscope
  • Fume hood
    • 72" wide stainless steel (18" max. sash height)
  • Refrigerator (4℃)
  • Freezers (-20℃ & -80℃)
  • Glove box
    • VTI Super 1220 with N2 working gas

Industrial Science Lab

The Industrial Science Lab is a restricted access lab requiring additional training. It is the designated lab for open-source radioisotope sample preparation.  

  • Ultrapure water
    • ELGA Purelab Ultra
  • Muffle furnace
    • Thermo Scientific Thermolyne F6038CM (programmable up to 1200℃)
    • Front loading chamber 
  • Nitrogen/Hydrogen furnace
    • Camco Model G-1500 (programmable up to 1500℃)
    • Front loading chamber
    • Pure N2 & forming gas atmosphere
  • Vacuum furnace
    • Thermal Technology Model 1100-60120-M1 (programmable)
    • Top loading vacuum chamber 
  • Argon glove box
    • Inert Technologies: <1 ppm H2O and O2 
  • Balance
    • Mettler-Toledo XS205DU dual range
  • Fumehood
    • 2x48" wide stainless steel (18" max. sash height)

Electrochemistry Lab

The Electrochemistry Lab (room 1072) is equipped with a VTI Super 1220 glove box with argon working gas. The lab also houses a high precision battery analyzer system with temperature chambers as well as portable potentiostat/galvanostats and battery cyclers.  

Virtual Tour coming soon!

  • Ultrapure water
    • ELGA Purelab Ultra
  • Balance
    • Ohaus AP110
  • Potentiostat/Galvanostat
    • Stanford Research Systems EC301 (2 units, portable for beamline use)
  • Microscope
    • VanGard 1242 MM 1200 Series (10x, 25x, and 40x objectives)
  • Glove box
    • VTI 1220 Ar working gas
    • Coin cell crimper & metal foil punch
  • Fumehood (48" wide stainless steel, 18" max. sash height)
  • Battery cycler
    • 8-channel, max. 1 mA per channel (portable for beamline use)
    • 8-channel, max. 50 mA per channel (portable for beamline use)
    • 8-channel, max. 6A per channel (portable for beamline use)
  • High precision battery analyzer
    • 8-channel with two temperature control chambers

Lab 1071

The 1071 wet lab is a sample preparation space equipped for the preparation requirements of nearby beamlines Mid-IR, Far-IR, SGM and VLS-PGM.

Virtual Tour coming soon!

  • Ultrapure water
    • ELGA Purelab Ultra
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
    • VWR 150T
  • Drying oven
    • VWR 1490 Vacuum Oven
  • Balance
    • Ohaus AP110
  • pH meter
    • VWR SP301
  • Microscope
    • Vista Vision Dissecting Microscope
  • Micropipettors
    • Eppendorf Research Plus Single Channel set
  • Fumehood (72" wide stainless steel, 18" max. sash height)
  • Refrigerator (5℃)
  • Freezer (-20℃)

In-situ Hub

The Energy Materials In-situ Hub (EMIH) is a collection of multiple instruments that can be used for dynamic experiments, electrochemical cycling and preparation of samples on site so that users can carry out relevant experiments at CLS, rather than rely on their own labs in the home institution.

In addition to the beamlines where most of energy-materials research is carried out (HXMA, SXRMB, SM, SGM, VLS-PGM, BXDS, BMIT), the collection of instruments in the hub includes:

  • In-situ electrochemical cells for the Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscope at the SM beamline
  • Electrochemical cycling station portable to multiple beamlines for dynamic experiments of charging and discharging batteries in realistic conditions
  • Electrochemical and gas in-situ cells for hard and tender X-ray beamlines (HXMA, SXRMB)
  • Liquid cells for SGM, HXMA, SXRMB beamlines
  • Two glove boxes for battery materials (each one dedicated to different chemistries so as to avoid contamination)
  • Temperature controllers

Visit the EMIH to find a full list of specific infrastructure available at the CLS:

In-situ Hub