User Experiment Preparation Labs – FAQs

Beamline users, CROSS and J-PARC MLF staff or equivalent
Persons wishing to use the laboratories are required to submit an appreciation form and to attend a short (10 min) safety and training session in advance. To arrange this, please contact Dr Toshiyuki Yamashita of the CROSS-Tokai Health & Safety Division.
In principle, your Contact Person for matters relating to use of the labs is your beamline scientist. In some cases, an appropriate CROSS-Tokai officer may take on this role.
As a rule, users are asked to bring their own supplies. However, incidental consumable items such as disposable wipes and gloves as well as some common reagents, solvents and gases are supplied.
Users may be held responsible for repairing or replacing any high-value pieces of laboratory equipment that are damaged with malicious intent or through negligence. The cost associated with repairing or replacing small items such as beakers or pipettes will be borne by CROSS-Tokai.
In general, users are asked to remove and appropriately dispose of any waste materials they generate while using the labs. CROSS-Tokai provides waste disposal bins for burnable waste, metallic waste, glass and sharps that are available to users.
Facility users have priority over others wishing to use laboratory apparatus or equipment. In the event that two or more groups wish to use the same item of equipment at the same time, users are asked to negotiate a mutually acceptable arrangement that allows access for all groups.
As a rule, all samples that have been irradiated by neutron beam cannot be handled in the CROSS-Tokai labs.

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