Sample Environment Department (SED)

Sample Environment Department (SED)

Sample Environment Department (SED)

The LCLS Sample Environment Department (SED) was created in 2013 with the primary goal of making all necessary equipment and training for onsite sample characterization, manipulation, and delivery to beam, available to all potential users. SED is currently in the process of building and acquiring a broad inventory of sample delivery equipment which is detailed on our equipment page​.

The Sample Delivery User’s Lab (formerly Injector Characterization Lab) is currently open to users for optimizing sample delivery, allowing users to test sample delivery feasibility prior to proposal submission and to optimize sample delivery prior to beamtime. Use of the User’s lab is expected to reduce experimental setup time and greatly increase the efficiency of LCLS beamtime.