Dewar Registration

Why register your dewar?

  1. Only registered dewars can be added to a shipment in ISPyB
  2. To simplify dewar identification when requesting return of your dewar from Diamond.
  3. Only dewars with Diamond IDs will be eligible for free transport via Diamond's shipping agent.
  4. To allow us to track any problems with a particular dewar.

Request a barcode for any dewar missing it (new or old)

Print and affix the temporary label to the neck of the dewar

Send the dry shipper to Diamond for the next experiment

Receive the dewar with a permanent 2D code sticker in place of the temporary one

Requesting an ID label for a new dewar.

If you do not have a barcode sticker, request it by contacting (Academic MX) (Industrial) or (EBIC).  Specifying which proposal it has to be associated with.

You will be sent a temporary barcode label for the next shipment to Diamond. Simply print it out and attach it to the neck of the dewar as illustrated below. If the dewar ID is not yet associated with the proposal number, please let us know.

When we receive a dewar with a temporary label, this is substituted with a permanent sticker (LN2 resistant) before returning it to the home lab. 

Dewar Label

PLEASE NOTE: the old linear barcodes are now replaced by totally equivalent 2D scannable identifiers.

How to migrate dewars to the current proposal

Dewars have to be associated with your current proposal for them to listed in the Shipments interface. When your proposal number changes (i.e. when a block allocation group goes onto a new 2 year proposal), this should be automatically updated. If dewars need to be associated to another new proposal (i.e. a rapid access proposal) please get in touch with  contact (Academic MX) (Industrial) or (EBIC). 

Need more labels?

If you need more labels if you have bought more dewars or labels have become damaged, or have not received any, please email your request to contact (Academic MX) (Industrial) or (EBIC). . We will issue a temporary label, and afix a permanent one to your dewar when it is on site.

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