NECAT Beamline

The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT) facility at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory is managed by Cornell University and consists of seven member institutions:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Rockefeller University
  • Yale University.

    Primary funding for this project comes from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) , a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additional financial support for NE-CAT comes from the member institutions.

    NIGMS at a Glance.

    Supported by:

    National Institutes of Health
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    Sample shipments to/from Argonne have separate requirements according to their status as hazardous or non-hazardous.

    Non-Hazardous Materials
    Non-hazardous samples -including dry shippers without liquid-, materials and tools may be shipped to Argonne, or transported by the user. Please contact your local Safety Office for assistance with proper shipping methods.

    Shipping dewar addresses:

    Monday - Friday (except Holidays)
        N. Sukumar
        NE-CAT, Building 436E
        9700 South Cass Avenue
        Lemont, IL 60439

    Phone: 630.252.0681

    Hazardous Materials
    Users are NOT allowed to bring/ship hazardous or infectious substances -substances identified as hazardous by DOT or IATA such as liquid nitrogen, propane, feon or ethane and biological samples that are identified as hazardous by DOT or CDC- directly to NE-CAT. These substances have to be shipped to the address given below.

    The shipment of samples frozen in propane must abide with all DOT and IATA regulations, the failure to do so may result in a delay or loss of your shipment along with possible fines. Argonne National Laboratory has obtained a letter of competent authority from the US DOT for the legal shipment via air transport of macromolecules frozen in propane, freon, and other flammable and nonflammable gases when packaged in a dry shipper. Please refer to APS Technical Updates on the shipment of samples frozen in propane for shipping instructions. (APS Policy for HazMat Transport)

    Under no circumstances may users transport a nonexempt hazardous or bio-hazardous material to the APS in their own vehicle. To have a hazardous material shipped to NE-CAT, please inform the NE-CAT staff user contact of shipment and address the package to:
        NE-CAT Staff Person Name
        NE-CAT , Building 436E
        c/o HazMat Receiving, Building 46
        9700 South Cass Avenue
        Argonne, IL 60439