SSSC is operational
The following changes will take effect as of Aug 04, 2020:-
- The SSSC is open but researchers must book instruments online before coming to the lab. No walkup!!!
- You do not need to book instruments 2 days ahead and get permission to use any instrument. Just book the instrument before use.
- You must book instrument before use. Not booking instrument before use will result in immediate suspension from the SSSC
- Any number of people from a group can use a technique at any time (e.g. NMR). The “one user per group per technique” has been dropped. Although you must book before use
- The SSSC is available 24/7 as usual
- You must clean work areas before and after use. You must wear mask.
- Sample submission is not available for trained users. Sample submission is available to new users only.
- Do not over book for “just in case” because others need to get work done
- FBR2 NMR must also be booked to access the auto sampler. Submit as many samples as you want during your time slot. If someone is at the instrument, keep social distance or at least stay behind the glass wall.
Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center
What is SSSC ?
Learn About UsLocated in the historic Thorvaldson Building on the University of Saskatchewan campus; the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre (SSSC) resides as the largest shared analytical instrument facility on campus.
Student TrainingOur quality services and thorough training sessions are guided by our highly experienced and specialized staff. At the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre, we offer the opportunity to learn one-on-one with our experts.
Analytical ServicesIn addition to our research and training, we also provide professional analytical services for small academic groups or industry.
Within our research
- Protecting High-Tech Devices from Cosmic Rays
If the “dog ate my homework” excuse won’t work anymore, kids today might try out “a cosmic ray bombarded my computer with subatomic particles and I lost everything!”. It might sound far-fetched, but as our high-tech gadgets shrink in size, the tiny circuits inside them are becoming more and more vulnerable to particles from space. These so-called “soft errors” can affect everything from computers to cardiac defibrillators and airplane equipment...
- U of S Chemistry Professor Wins National Award for Research in Solar Energy
The award is presented annually to recognize excellence by a scientist carrying out research in physical, theoretical or computational chemistry or chemical physics. Steer is widely recognized as an outstanding researcher in photochemistry, photophysics and molecular fluorescence spectroscopy. His research on the behaviour of organic molecules that absorb light is leading to new insights in the field of solar energy...
- Giving today’s students skills for tomorrow
Today’s students are tomorrow’s professionals, who are called upon to solve problems. For physicists and engineering physicists, that requires understanding the tools in the laboratory and optimizing techniques to get the best results...
- Li Chen among CFI grant recipients
Two Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) scientists are among the 12 University of Saskatchewan research leaders who have received more than $2.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for their research projects...
- Funding Supports U of S Research in Food, Medicine, Energy, and Advanced Technologies
The University of Saskatchewan has been awarded $3.8 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for three projects
totaling$9.5 million that will help solve economically significant agricultural and health problems and enhance the global scientific leadership of the Canadian Light Source on campus...