In order to apply for measurement time, please fill in the application form following the instructions provided here.
Experimental time allocation is done in first-come first-served basis. The Service Staff will contact the user to schedule the experiment.
The experimental time available is the amount of time required by the user in the application form. In special cases, the experiment may require more time. The user must contact the Service Staff in advance in order to arrange the measurement time schedule.
Once the measurement is finished, the user will receive a work-sheet, which contains information concerning measurement application, employed time and costs of the experiment. The user should check this information and give acknowledgement stating their agreement or disagreement. In the latter case, the user should state the reasons for disagreement.
Previous to start the experiment, the user should ask the Service staff for the laboratory key and the safety alarm code. Once the measurement slot is finished, the key must be returned to the Service.
The laboratory safety alarm should be switched on by the user on weekends and holidays, as well as at the evening of working days.
The user can carry out by the experiment by him/herself only when he/she has demonstrated enough experience and knowledge of the experimental facilities.
At the beginning and at the end of the experiment, the user must fill in, the date, time and Helium level of the instrument in the Service Database. These data will be subsequently used for the computation of the experiment costs.
The user should keep tracking of the experiment. He/she is the responsible of the correct running of the entire experimental process. The facilities should not be left unattended for long periods of time, especially during the use of options likely to be damaged (oven chamber, rotator, He-3, …)
Sample preparation areas should be kept neat and tidy. In order to prepare samples containing volatile solvents the user is kindly asked to use a chemical laboratory provided with a hood.
The Service provides tools, sample holders and all the necessary material to carry out the experiment. The user is the responsible of the correct use of this material. At the end of the experiment, the user should clean carefully these tools and restore them in the correct place. This material can be borrowed by the user by contacting the Service Staff. At the end of the experiment, it must be returned to the Service.