The DUBBLE sample preparation laboratory is suitable for simple sample preparation work. Preparation requiring complicated or enhanced risk chemistry should be carried out in the ESRF sample preparation laboratory (after consulting with Dr Harald Mueller).

The space is used by users and staff, from both BM26A and BM26B, it is therefore possible that users may have to share this resource. If you anticipate that you will need to use this laboratory, please consult your local contact about availability and potential clashes with regard to the use of bench space/equipment prior to arrival.


House rules DUBBLE sample preparation Laboratory

  • access only for persons authorized by DUBBLE staff
  • the lab is only to be used for sample preparation
  • the lab benches are not allowed to be used as desk space
  • no unauthorized use of chemicals/equipment
  • no chemicals/equipment/consumables to be left after your experiment
  • after use one is required to leave the lab in a clean and orderly state
    (this applies even when predecessors have not done so)
  • absolutely no food/drinks/plates/cups/forks/whatever are allowed in this lab

Obviously all the normal rules for the use of laboratory space regarding safe working, disposal of used chemicals etc. apply. When the waste containers are full, do not continue trying to stuff more in them. Ask for replacements and when this is not possible, i.e. at the weekend, improvise a solution that does not create a mess or unsafe working situation. Please consult this information regarding correct waste sorting at ESRF.


Materials and disposables usually supplied

  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Tweezers
  • Magnetic stirrers
  • Heating plates
  • Dry oven (maximum 150°C in vacuum)
  • Press
  • Acetone, polyisoprene, ethanol

Please contact your local contact well in advance for any particular need.