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Non-UCSB Use of MRL Facilities

Procedures for Non-UCSB Users of
MRL Shared Experimental Facilities

The below information applies to facilities under the management of the MRL:
TEMPO
X-RAY DIFFRACTION
SPECTROSCOPY
COMPUTING
ENERGY
POLYMER SYNTHESIS FACILITIES

For access to MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS or the TERAHERTZ FACILITY, please contact the Technical Directors directly. 
 

For General Inquiries, please contact the Facility Manager for the instruments you wish to use.

 

A. When experiments are to be performed by UCSB recharge staff:

  1. Contact the Facility Manager(s) to assist you in making arrangements.
  2. Complete the Request for Billing Account (requires company/institution authorized signature).
  3. Return the above document above to: 
    Sylvia Vogel
    Materials Research Laboratory, MC5121
    University of California
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5121
    Phone: 805-893-7233
    Fax: 805-893-8797
    sylvia [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
  4. Once all documents are approved, users will be connected with the appropriate Facility Manager to schedule sample analysis.

B. When non-UC employees will perform experiments:

  1. Contact the Facility Manager(s) of the instruments you wish to use.
  2. Complete the Request for Billing Account (requires company/institution authorized signature).
  3. Return the above document above to: 
    Sylvia Vogel
    Materials Research Laboratory, MC5121
    University of California
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5121
    Phone: 805-893-7233
    Fax: 805-893-8797
    sylvia [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu
  4. Contact Calli Price, Procurement Services Manager, Purchasing at calli [dot] price [at] bfs [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (or 805-893-3723) to complete other required forms and certifications for use of UCSB Multi-use facilities.
  5. Obtain a Temporary UCSBnetID (here) and complete the MRL Safety Requirements here .
  6. Once all documents are approved, users will be connected with the appropriate Facility Manager for Instrument Training and Lab Access. 

 

Costs:

  • $100 Training fee for each external user attending training classes (for-profit institutions)
  • Individual training will be billed at the off-campus hourly rate of the trainer.
  • Recharge rates for instruments can be found here: http://mrlweb.mrl.ucsb.edu/recharge-rates

Most MRL-affiliated facilities use web-based sign-up for instrument access. All users, internal and external, receive the same priority in these systems. If a case arises in which significantly heavy scheduling by an external user conflicts with student research access, individual arrangements may be required to ensure that student users have adequate access to instrumentation in accordance with the the primary educational missions of the University.