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X-RAY RUNS: Apply for Beamtime

2017  Nov 1 - Dec 21

2018  Feb 7 - Apr 3
2018  Proposal/BTR deadline: 12/1/17

2018  Apr 11 - Jun 4
2018  Proposal/BTR deadline: 2/1/18

As a prerequisite for work at CHESS it must be established whether or not Hazardous Materials are involved. If such materials are to be brought to CHESS, certain information must be provided and internal procedures followed before actual beam-time is granted. These procedures involve two parts, (1) those that must be completed well in advance of arrival at CHESS and (2) those to be carried out when the hazardous material actually arrives at CHESS. Upon submission of your proposal, any hazardous or potentially hazardous, explosive, toxic, radioactive materials, or radiation producing sources, must be declared and submitted in writing for review by the CHESS Safety Committee. The following information is required for EACH MATERIAL.

  1. Name of material (one form for each material)
  2. MSDS Sheet (MSDS CHESS inventory)
  3. Description of substance (powder, liquid, solution etc.)
  4. Amount (several pounds, several micrograms)
  5. Means of containment (sealed in glass capillaries, flasks, encapsulated)
  6. Toxicity routes (ingestion, subcutaneous, absorption, inhalation)
  7. Procedures in case of emergency (clean-up, evacuation, emergency first-aid).

Especially useful to us are the safety precautions your home institution requires or suggests in the proper handling of the material and what actions should be taken in the event of an emergency.

Proposals WILL NOT BE PROCESSED if they do not have the appropriate Hazardous Materials, Non-Hazardous Materials, Viral Materials, or Heavy Atom Compounds Materials declaration forms attached.  These forms are also provided in the CHESS proposal package, or can be obtained from Proposal Administrator Kathy Dedrick.  If you have any questions about hazardous materials, contact Dana Richter (607) 255-7163, CHESS Safety Committee Chairman.

Please do not bring the hazardous materials into the building before you meet with a member of our Safety Committee. The operator on duty will, upon your checking in, put you in contact with this person. In certain instances (such as with gas cylinders) a preliminary inspection will be required before entry of the material into the building is allowed.