Sample Handling and General Use Labs (SULF)

The Sample Handling and General Use Labs (SULF) will be located inside the ESS facility, in close proximity to the instruments. They will enable innovative science through optimised sample preparation, handling, conditioning and characterisation.

The SULF responsibilities include the following:

  • Optimising workflow. Design and equip laboratories around the experimental halls considering all aspects of the user experience.
  • Safety. Accommodate activation and toxicity hazards, interface with the ESS Division for Environment, Safety, Health and Quality.
  • Sample handling. Establish the full workflow from arrival, storage, tagging, preparation/conditioning, pre- and post-experiment characterisation and waste disposal.


Monika Hartl




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