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. 

 

Life Sciences Lab Equipment
RGL2 
Ultrapure Water
ELGA Purelab Ultra (18.2MΩcm)
Hotplate/stirrers
Fisher Scientific hotplate/stirrer 
VWR Dry Block Heater (blocks for 1.5ml, 15ml & 40ml conical tubes)
Mixers
VWR mini-vortexer
IBI Scientific “The Belly Dancer”
Fisher Scientific mini-tube rotator
Drying Oven
Thermo 658 Convection Oven
Centrifuges
Eppendorf 5424 (100-15K r.p.m., 24 x 1.5ml capacity)
Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30R  (refrigerated, max. 18k r.p.m.)
Balances
Mettler-Toledo MS204S  (max. 220g with readability of 0.0001g)
Mettler-Toledo MS4002S (max. 4200g with readability of 0.01g)
pH meter
 SevenCompact S220 w/ InLab Routine Pro ISM Electrode
Microscopes
Motic Dissecting Microscope
Zeiss Primo Inverted Microscope (obj: 50-75x in 5x increments)
Nikon E200 Microscope (obj: 4x/0.10, 10x/0.25, 40x/0.65, 100x/1.25 oil)
Micropipettors
 Eppendorf Research Plus Single Channel: 2 Sets
Fume hoods
 2 x 48” wide stainless steel (18” max. sash height)
Refrigerator
 4oC
Freezers
 -20oC & -80oC
Desiccators
 2

Earth Sciences Lab

The Earth Sciences Lab is currently under construction to be finished in 2021.  The lab will be intended for agricultural and environmental work including high throughput plant sample preparation.  

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.

 

BMIT Lab Equipment 
Ultrasonic Cleaner
 Branson 8510 (20L capacity)
Incubator
 Precision Scientific Model 2 convection incubator
Stirrer/Hotplate
Thermo Scientific Cimarec+  w/ digital display
Balance
 Cole Parmer ED 2000 (max. 2000g w/ 0.1g readability) 
Biosafety Cabinet
 MicroZone BK-2-6 (72" wide w/ UV-C)
Microscope
 Zeiss AxioVert.A1
Automatic Injection Pump
 Programmable pushing of syringes
Fume hood
 2x48” wide stainless steel (18” max. sash height)
Refrigerator
 5oC
Freezers
 -80oC & -20o(combo w/ refrigerator)
Desiccators
 1 vacuum desiccator

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. 

 

Equipment
Make & Model 
Specs & Features
 UV exposure
systems
Heidelberg Instruments
DWL66 Laser Writer
Laser wavelength: 355 nm 
Write heads: 4 mm and 10 mm working distance 
Oriel UV Flood Exposure System
Hg arc lamp w/ timer
OmniCure Series 1000
UV Light Source
Hg arc lamp (365 nm maximum output, UV-A / i-line)
Fiber optic light guide for highly configurable exposure
Material
deposition
Kurt J. Lesker PVD 75
Sputtering System
DC sputtering for conductive materials
RF sputtering for non-conductive materials
~ 10 nm to several μm
2 x 3" targets
Au, Cr, Ti, aluminum oxide
Typical vacuum pressure = 5E-6 Torr
Sputtering pressure = 5 mTorr (argon)
Power sources: 300 W RF (13.56 MHz), 1.5 kW DC
Heating to 300 °C
Nickel Electroplating 
34 L bath at 45 °C, pH 3.75
Nickel electroplating at DC with Ni s-pellet anode
Gold Electroplating 
1 US gallon bath at 50 °C, pH 9.5
Gold electroplating at 600 Hz (25% duty cycle)
Pt-coated mesh anode
Solitec Model 5110 Spin Coater
Up to 6" wafer
Progammable with up to 5 steps, 0 to 6000 rpm
Typically used for solution-based photoresists
Royal Sovereign Laminator
Programmable, temperature-controlled rollers. 
Materials
Preparation
Allied High Tech Metprep 3
Grinder / Polisher
Programmable for polishing and metallography
Leica SP2600/SM2500
Diamond Point Flycutter
For flycutting solid resists to thickness (100 μm to 2.5 mm)
Microscopy &
Metrology
Zeiss EVO SEM
Backscattered electron detector
Secondary electron detector
Variable pressure secondary electron detector
Zygo Nexview Optical Profiler
1x and 5x Michelson objectives 
20x and 50x Mirau objectives
Field-of-view ranges from 16.81 x 16.81 mm2 to 80 x 80 μm2
Simultaneous imaging of thin film and substrate 
Zeiss Axiotron  Microscopes
Linear encoders for postion measurements
Imaging software
Zeiss Stereo Microscope
Low magnification microscope for sidewall inspection
Heidenhain Z-Tip
Contact-based metrology using stylus
Other SyLMAND Lab equipment
Ultrapure Water
EMD Millipore (18.2MΩcm)
Hotplates
Cee 1300 (to 300 °C, programmable, N2 purged)
Torrey Pines HP61 (to 400 °C, programmable)
Drying Ovens
Binder FED 115 Vacuum oven (Vacuum only)  
Across International Vacuum Drying oven
For bonding solid PMMA films to substrates
Custom-Built Pneumatic Press
Fumehoods
2x72" stainless steel work surface
Balances
 

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.

 

Lab 1080 Equipment
Ultrapure Water
 ELGA Purelab Ultra (18.2MΩcm)
Ultrasonic Cleaner
 VWR 150T  (8.7L, timer, no heat)
Hotplate/stirrer
 1
Drying Oven
 VWR Forced Air
Balances
Ohaus AP110   (max. 110g with readability of 0.0001g)
Mettler-Toledo XS205DU dual range  (max. 81g with readability of 0.00001g) (max. 220g with readability of 0.0001g)
pH meter
 VWR SP301
Microscope
 Vista Vision Dissecting Microscope
Micro pipettors
 Eppendorf Research Plus Single Channel Set
Fume hood
 72” wide stainless steel (18” max. sash height)
Refrigerator
 4oC
Freezers
 -20oC & -80o

Industrial Science Lab

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

 

Industrial Science Lab Equipment
Ultrapure Water
ELGA Purelab Ultra (18.2MΩcm)
Muffle Furnace
Thermo Scientific Thermolyne F6038CM (programmable up to 1200oC)
Front loading chamber (172x325x254)mm
Nitrogen/Hydrogen 
       Furnace
Camco Model G-1500 (programmable up to 1500oC)
Front loading chamber (127x101x254)mm 
Vacuum Furnace
Thermal Technology Model 1100-60120-M1 (programmable) 
Top loading vacuum chamber (capable of <10-4 torr) 
Argon Glove Box
 Inert Technologies: < 1ppm H2O and O2 
Balance
 Mettler-Toledo XS205DU dual range (max. 81g with readability of 0.00001g) (max. 220g with readability of 0.0001g)
Fume hood
 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.  

 

Electrochemistry Lab Equipment
Ultrapure Water
 ELGA Purelab Ultra (18.2MΩcm)
Balance
 Ohaus AP110  (max. 110g with readability of 0.0001g)
Potentiostat/Galvanostat
 Stanford Research Systems EC301 (2 units, portable for beamline use)
Microscope
 
Glove box
 VTI 1220 Ar working gas
Fume hood
 48” wide stainless steel (18” max. sash height)
Battery cycler
 8-channel, max. 50mA per channel (portable for beamline use)
Battery cycler
 8-channel, max. 6A per channel (portable for beamline use)
High precision battery analyzer
 8-channel w/ 2 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.

Equipment

Ultrapure Water
 ELGA Purelab Ultra (18.2MΩcm)
Ultrasonic Cleaner
 VWR 150T  (8.7L, timer, no heat)
Drying Ovens
 VWR Gravity Convection Oven (50 to 250o± 4oC)
VWR 1490 Vacuum Oven (ambient +10oC to 220oC)
Balance
 Ohaus AP110  (max. 110g with readability of 0.0001g)
pH meter
 VWR SP301
Microscope
 Vista Vision Dissecting Microscope
Micro pipettors
 Eppendorf Research Plus Single Channel set
Fume hood
 72” wide stainless steel (18” max. sash height)
Refrigerator
 5oC
Freezer
 -20oC
Desiccators
 1

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