Frequently Asked Questions

How do I ship samples and or equipment to GSECARS?

I am coming to GSECARS as a visitor. What do I need to do?

What publication acknowledgement should I use for publications which include work done at GSECARS ?

What is a User Agreement and do I need to have one before conducting experiments at APS ?

Can I complete the required APS safety training online ?

 

 

 
 
 

► How do I ship samples and or equipment to GSECARS ?

  • Shipping non-hazardous samples to APS/ANLYou can ship non-hazardous, non-radioactive packages to GSECARS.  There is no Saturday delivery. If you do require a Saturday delivery and are staying at the Argonne Guest House, ship to the Argonne Guest House.

 

Ship to address :
GSECARS, The University of Chicago
Building 434A, Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave.
Argonne, IL   60439
Phone : 630.252.0423
Attn : your host scientist or Nancy Lazarz

  • You can ship radioactive samples to Argonne National Laboratory.  The use of radiaoactive samples requires additional information for review and approval by the Beamline and the APS Radiaoactive Sample Saferty Review Committee.  The APS must be notified of shipment of any radiaoactive materials to the site in advance of the proposed experiment. All radioactive materials must arrive through Argonne Receiving in Building 46, attn: Argonne Special Materials Group. For detailed information, contact Bruce Glagola (glagola@aps.anl.gov, 630.252.9797) or Wendy VanWingeren (wlanham@aps.anl.gov, 630.252.0600).  Click here for additional information.
  • Shipping hazardous samples to APS/ANLYou can ship small quantites of hazardous materials to Argonne National Laboratory. Shipments of small quantities of some materials may qualify for exemption from DOT requirements. Under no circumstances may you transport a nonexempt hazardous material to the APS in your own car. Click here for additonal information.

Ship to address :
Recipient's Name  
c/o Building 46, Hazardous Materials Receiving
APS/ANL
Sector 13
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave.
Argonne, IL  60439
 

Ship to address :
Building 431Z, Room 020
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Ave.
Argonne, IL  60439
Attn : Patti Pedergnana
 


► I am coming to GSECARS as a visitor. What do I need to do?

Argonne National Laboratory is a controlled access facility. If you plan on conducting or collaborating in an experiment at APS, you must register as an APS User. If  you are a US citizen and will be visiting GSECARS / APS and not doing any hands-on work, contact your GSECARS host to have a gate pass setup for the date and time of your arrival. If you are a non-US citizen, please register as a visitor. Click here to register as a visitor.

The gate pass will be available at the ANL Visitor Center (located on your right, before the ANL Main Gate, as you enter ANL).  If you arrive after hours (after 5pm) or on the weekend, the guard at the Main Gate will have your gate pass.


► What publication acknowledgement should I use for publications which include work done at GSECARS ?

When work is conducted at GSECARS Sector 13, APS,  and is published in journals, books, conference proceedings, or other printed technical media, the following acknowledgment statement should be included in the manuscript. This includes use of the GSECARS / COMPRES gas loading system.

[Portions of this work were] / [This work was] performed at GeoSoilEnviroCARS (Sector 13), Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory. GeoSoilEnviroCARS is supported by the National Science Foundation - Earth Sciences (EAR-1128799) and Department of Energy- GeoSciences (DE-FG02-94ER14466). Use of the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.


► What is a User Agreement and do I need to have one before conducting experiments at APS ?

If you are not an ANL employee, a User Agreement signed by your home institution is a prerequisite for hands-on work at APS. If you have any questions, contact Anne Owens, userforms@aps.anl.gov, 630.252.7833. Click here for a complete list of institutions with completed User Agreements. http://www.aps.anl.gov/Users/User_Agreements/institutions.html


► Can I complete the required APS safety training online?

Most APS required safety courses can be taken online at :

 

http://www.aps.anl.gov/Safety_and_Training/Training/

Courses available include :

  • GERT (General Employee Radiation Training)
  • APS 101 (Advanced Photon SOurce User Orientation)
  • ESH 100U (Argonne National Lab User Facility Orientation)
  • ESH 223 (Cybersecurity Annual Educational and Awareness)
  • ESH 377 (Electrical Safety Awareness)
  • ESH 590 (Engineered Nanomaterials Orientation)
  • ESH 705 (Analytical X-ray Safety)

ESH 700, Rad Worker 1, is online but can only be taken on-site.  This course has two parts, a written section and a practical.  The study guide, available online, is an exact replica of the online course and reading the guide in advance will allow the user to go straight to the exam.  Click for the study guide or go to http://www.aps.anl.gov/Safety_and_Training/Training/users_nonresident.html 
(the study guide is at the bottom of the page).

The practical part of the course is taught by Chris Kolb. It is best to contact Chris to setup an appointment  (630.252.6946 or ckolb@anl.gov).  The computer section must be completed before the practical.