LBL Currents -- July 29, 1994

Summer students make their mark on LBL

By Mike Wooldridge,

Summer is the season for new faces at LBL. Dozens of high school and college students spend their vacations at the Lab attending lectures, touring research facilities, and working on independent lab projects. This year, LBL's Center for Science and Engineering Education has arranged for 145 students to participate in educational programs at the Lab.

This summer is the second time around for Susan Mao, an undergraduate at Cornell University. Two years ago, Mao was Colorado's representative in LBL's High School Honors Program. Then, while in a NASA student program last year, she saw a presentation by researchers from Priscilla Cooper's lab in the Life Sciences Division on the effects of radiation on DNA. "I ended up writing to Dr. Cooper to say that I was interested in her research," she says. "I was able to get into her lab through the undergraduate research program."

Over the summer, Mao is comparing different methods of DNA immunoprecipitation, a technique that uses antibodies to recover DNA strands from solution. If anything, she says, she has found out that scientific research is not always smooth sailing, such as when the antibodies she ordered for her project turned out to have DNA-destroying enzymes in solution with them.

"But for the most part it's been very rewarding," she says. "Coming into the program I had thought that the lab work would involve a lot of mindless tasks, like running gels all day. But there is a lot more critical thinking involved, and I like seeing every step that goes into a research project."

Mao thinks that the hands-on experience will definitely give her a leg up in her studies at Cornell. "Coming to LBL I had never taken an advanced biology course--I felt a little lost in the lab," she says. "Now I have a much better understanding of lab techniques. That should help in school."

At NASA last summer, Mao helped prepare a plant genetics experiment that is slated to go up in the space shuttle next year. She hopes that the experience gained during her summers will pave the way to medical school.

Chetan Bettegowda, a high school graduate from North Carolina, is taking part in two programs while at LBL this summer. He is the winner of the first Explorer's Club Seaborg Field Trip, and is also participating the High School Honors Program.

Bettegowda won the chance to spend time with Glenn Seaborg, LBL's Director-at-Large, at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Birmingham, Ala., last spring. His prize-winning project investigated the lubricating ability of fullerene molecules.

While at LBL, Bettegowda is getting to talk one-on-one with Seaborg about his life's work in science, as well as meeting with other researchers on the Hill. He will also meet with Darleane Hoffman's group to learn about their work in heavy-ion radiochemistry, and with Albert Ghiorso's group to learn about the search for element 110. He also hopes to visit Alex Zettl's lab, where LBL researchers are doing their own work on fullerenes.

Through the High School Honors Program, Bettegowda is getting a taste of the cutting-edge bioscience research going on in the area. Activities in the program have included an overview the genetics research at LBL, a tour of the Emeryville biotech company Chiron, and a lecture on the brain by Marian Diamond, director of the Lawrence Hall of Science and UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology.

Bettegowda says he has been so impressed with the life sciences work that he is reconsidering what he will pursue when he starts college in the fall. "Before I came here I was pretty sure I wanted to go into chemistry," he says. "Now after learning about so much about biology--especially from Dr. Diamond--I think I might switch to bioengineering. I was never exposed to the science of the brain in high school."

Seaborg, who won his Nobel Prize in chemistry, says he's confident that Bettegowda's experience at LBL will keep him on the chemistry track.

"He still has a lot more to see while he's here," Seaborg says. "I think he'll still want to pursue chemistry." Bettegowda will enter Duke University in the fall.

PHOTO CAPTIONS-- Susan Mao, a summer student working in the lab of LBL biologist Priscilla Cooper, is spending 10 weeks exploring molecular biology through the Center for Science and Engineering Education's research program for undergraduates.

Summer student Chetan Bettegowda, winner of this year's Explorers Club Seaborg Field Trip, had the opportunity to meet with LBL Associate Director-at-Large Glenn Seaborg as a part of his summer experience.
Photos by Paul Hames

LBL Summer lecture series

Brian Kincaid, the director of LBL's Advanced Light Source, will be the fourth speaker in this year's Summer Lecture Series. His presentation will provide an update on research activities at the ALS, LBL's newest and biggest accelerator, which he has directed since 1992.

His talk, "The Advanced Light Source: New Tool, New Opportunities," will begin at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium.

All Lab employees and guests are invited to attend the lectures. For more information, contact the Public Information Department at X4015.

Wednesdays at noon, Bldg. 50 Auditorium:

U.S. narrows fuel economy gap with Europe, Japan

By Mike Wooldridge,

Over the past two decades, Americans have significantly improved their automobile fuel economy relative to the rest of the world, substantially narrowing the miles-per-gallon gap between the United States and Europe and Japan.

The increase in fuel economy, combined with stability of gasoline prices, made the real cost for Americans to drive a mile in 1991 more than a fourth less compared to the cost at the beginning of the oil crisis.

The good news comes from a study by LBL's International Energy Studies Group led by Lee Schipper, an energy economist in the Energy and Environment Division. Results of the study appeared in the "ORNL Transportation Energy Data Book" published by Oak Ridge National


The research group surveyed annual fuel use totals from 1970, before the Middle East oil crisis, through 1991, the last year international fuel totals are available.

The study reports that fuel economy for light-duty passenger vehicles (cars and light trucks) in the United States rose from an average of 13.3 miles per gallon (mpg) in 1973--the first year of the oil crisis--to 20.1 mpg in 1991, an increase of 53 percent.

Over the same period, European countries raised fuel economies only seven percent, from 23.0 mpg in 1973 to 25.0 mpg in 1991. Japan saw a gain of two percent, from 21.3 mpg in 1973 to 21.8 mpg in 1991.

The research group gives several reasons for the greater U.S. gains. While the United States, Europe and Japan all raised fuel taxes in response to the oil crisis in the 1970s, the U.S. hike was much greater in a relative sense, since fuel taxes before then had been very low, Schipper says. (U.S. fuel prices still remain far below those of Europe.)

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards implemented in the United States also applied significant pressure on auto makers to make more fuel efficient cars, he says. Europe and Japan had no comparable standards. Europeans also moderated the impact of higher fuel prices in part by switching to cars that used lower-cost diesel fuel, he says.

Combining the fuel economy data with fuel price figures, the researchers found surprising changes in the real fuel cost in the United States compared to the rest of the world. Americans paid $6.28 for fuel to drive 100 miles in 1973 but only $4.51 in 1991, a drop of 28 percent (1985 U.S. dollars were used as a standard, with costs adjusted for purchasing power).

In Japan, Britain, France and Italy, drivers paid about the same for fuel in 1991 compared to 1973. Drivers in Denmark paid 12 percent less, while Germans paid about 12 percent more, mostly the result of a fuel tax increase to fund German reunification.

Such a decrease in the real cost of fuel in the United States, Schipper says, could work to reverse the climbing trend in automobile fuel economies. "With the cost of using fuel at or below 1973 levels," he says, "there is less pressure for consumers and auto companies to be concerned about fuel economy."

Steady as it goes!

After eight months of preparatory groundwork and structural modifications, stabilizing buttresses are put into position around Building 90. All eight buttresses, weighing 10 tons each, will be in place by July 29, according to Matt Vail, construction manager of the seismic stabilization project. The buttresses will surround the building on three sides to bolster the structure in the event of an earthquake. Now a bright red color, the buttresses will be painted an earth tone to complement the color of the building. The seismic stabilization project is scheduled to be completed in December, Vail says.

Accelerator beam lecture for nontechnical staff

The Center for Beam Physics "Beams and U" Presents a lecture for non-technical staff by Dr. Andrew Sessler. Sessler will give an informal discussion on accelerators and beams at noon, Friday, Aug. 5 in the Building 71 Conference Room.



Members of the LBL Fire Department participated in a July 20 training exercise in Contra Costa County that involved more than 280 fire fighting personnel from 29 agencies. The exercise included training in progressive hose lays, structure protection, helicopter operations, rural water supplies, and fire shelters. Captain Dick Valentine and firefighters Maureen Noon, Marc Fitzgerald, and Jim Deatherage participated in the exercise. LBL Fire Inspector Dave Dewey participated as a member of the Alameda County Arson Task Force, and Assistant Chief Stacy Cox participated as a member of the overhead team for incident command.


Second Take," an exhibition of photomontages created by LBL photographer Don Fike, is on view Aug. 1-31 at the Fairfax Library in Fairfax, Calif. The library is located at 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays. The public is invited to a reception to be held 2-4 p.m. on Aug. 6.


IBM, AT&T Corp., Motorola Inc., and Loral Corp. are discussing a joint research project on the use of x-rays to manufacture the next generation of semiconductors. IBM operates a beamline at the Advanced Light Source, a facility where cutting edge research in x-ray lithography is being conducted by LBL's Center for X-Ray Optics. According to IBM spokeswoman Tracy O'Neill, IBM's research "clearly points to x-ray being far and ahead the best alternative" for the chips that must be produced a decade from now. O'Neill said other companies may join the research venture, which could spend as much as $100 million.

August 1994 EH&S course schedule

8/3 Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (EHS-123) 9 a.m. - noon 48-109

8/3 Crane/Hoist Operator Training, Level I (EHS-211) 8 a.m. - noon 62-203

8/3 Ergonomics for Computer Users (EHS-60) 9:30-11:30 a.m. 2-300F*

8/9 Laser Safety (EHS-280) 9:30-11:45 a.m. 90-2063

8/9 Lockout/Tagout (EHS-256) 9 a.m. - noon 90-3148

8/10 EH&S Roles & Responsibilities for Sups (EHS-25) 8 a.m. - noon 2-300F*

8/10 Forklift Truck Safety (EHS-225)+ 1:30-3 p.m. 90-4133

8/10 First Aid (EHS-116) 8 a.m. - noon 48-109

8/12 Fire Extinguisher Use (EHS-530) 10 -11:30 a.m. 48-109

8/12 Chemical Hygiene & Safety Training (EHS-348) 9-11:30 a.m. Calvin

8/15&17 Radiation Protection - Radiological Worker I

(EHS-430) - both days 8 a.m. - noon 2-100B

8/16 Chemical Hygiene and Safety Training (EHS-348) 9 a.m. - noon Calvin

8/16 Earthquake Safety (EHS-135) 9-10:30 a.m. 48-109

8/17 Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety at LBL

(EHS-10) 9-11:30 a.m. 66 Aud.

8/18 Medical/Biohazardous Waste (EHS-730) 10 -11:30 a.m. 66-316

8/23 Blood Biosafety Training (EHS-735) 9-10:30 a.m. 2-300F*

8/24 Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (EHS-123) 9 a.m. - noon 48-109

8/24 Machine Tool Safeguarding (EHS- 245) 9-11 a.m. 90-2063

8/31 First Aid (EHS-116) 8 a.m. - noon 48-109

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*Room Correction

+Date Change

Pre-registration is required for all courses except New Employee Orientation. Call X6554 to register for CPR, First Aid, Fire Extinguisher Use, Earthquake Safety, and Building Emergency Team Training. Call X6612 or send a fax with your name, extension and employee number to X6608 to pre-register for all other courses.

In Memoriam --

Maria Feder

Maria Feder, a former LBL Library staff member, died at her home in Kensington on July 15. She worked at the Lab from January 1963 until her retirement in May 1983.

Feder was the cataloger for the LBL Library, working at the main branch in Bldg. 50. According to her colleagues, she was forward-thinking and encouraged the Library to standardize its cataloging practices.Under her urging, the Library joined the Research Libraries Information Network (then called BALLOTS) for the purpose of obtaining cataloging from that utility. The Library is still using RLIN. It is because of its early use that the Library had a fairly large portion of its cataloging in machine-readable format. This made it possible to load the records into the local on-line library catalog.

Feder is survived by a daughter, Ann Lee, and a grandson.

Delvin Embree

Delvin "Del" Embree died on July 16 at the age of 68.

Embree began his career at LBL as a member of the Electronics Installation crew in April 1952, and was immediately put to work building the Bevatron. He later became an electronics coordinator and after a number of small projects around the Lab, went to work for Spencer Knoll at the HILAC. He was instrumental in the big overhaul during the mid-1960s that changed the HILAC to the Super HILAC. Embree retired from LBL as the Electronics Coordination supervisor at the Super HILAC in October 1987.

Embree is survived by his wife Josephine of Oakland, sons Robert and Kenneth of Spokane, Wash., and brother Glenn Embree of Rigby, Idaho. Donations can be made in Embree's name to the American Heart Association.

Host of opportunities available for students

The Center for Science and Engineering Education organizes the following summer programs each year for high school and college students:

High School Honors Program

A two-week program that brings top U.S. and foreign science students to LBL for science lectures, field trips and hands-on lab assignments. The program focuses on the life sciences, and aims to acquaint students with the latest techniques and to teach them about the role of the national labs in scientific research. The program also includes activities that consider the social implications of modern science. The program is administered by Eileen Engel. Total students this summer: 69

Summer Student Research Program

A 10-week program that allows college students a chance to complete research projects on topics relevant to their fields of study with LBL scientists. Students also have the opportunity to take tours, participate in seminars, and attend classes. The program ends with a poster session at which participants present the results of their projects. This year's poster session will by held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the LBL cafeteria. The program is administered by Laurel Egenberger. Total students this summer: 50.

Student Research Program

A seven-week internship program for area high school students from groups underrepresented in science. Part of CSEE's Outreach Program, the program aims to increase the number of underrepresented students in science-related fields. The program ends on August 10 with student presentations at the Bldg. 66 Auditorium. The program is administered by Marva Wilkins of CSEE. Total students this summer: 26.

Patent Department: In answer to your question...

From time to time, the attorneys and patent agents in LBL's Patent Department receive questions from individual researchers, the answers to which may be of general interest to others in the Laboratory. The following is one such example. If you have questions for the Patent Department, call X7058.

Q: What is an invention?

A: The act of inventing is basically the act of bringing an idea to fruition. It begins with conception of an idea, generally a technological advance which meets a certain need. After the idea is conceived, the invention is "reduced to practice" by making and testing the invented object or process under conditions in which it will typically be used. Or, for patent office purposes, reduction to practice can be effected by filing a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This is called a "constructive" reduction to practice.

Surplus chemicals available via exchange database

The following surplus chemicals are available to LBL employees via the LBL Chemical Exchange Database. The database can allow you to take advantage of available chemicals and chemical products and locate chemicals needed for experiments and tests. Current chemical surplus lists are available electronically and via your safety coordinator.

A new service available to LBL employees is Lawrence Livermore National Lab's Chemical Exchange Database (CHEW). CHEW lists more than one thousand surplus chemicals and is accessible via the LBL EH&S Server.

To access the server by Mac, click on the AppleShare icon in the Chooser, choose the ehsserv-75 zone and select the *EHS MAC Server. Please note that all surplus chemicals obtained from either LBL or LLNL are free. For more information, contact Shelley Worsham, LBL's waste minimization specialist, at X6123.

List of available chemicals

1-Methylnaphthalene 99% 338

1,2,3 -Indantrione * Monohydrate

(Ninhydrin) 576

2'7' - Dichlorofluorescein,

Indicator pH 4.-6 578

2-aminoethanol (ethanolamine) 278

2-Methoxyethanol 277

2-methoxyethyl ether 231

200 Fluid 311

2,3 - Butanedioze monoxime 329

2,3-butanedione 232

4,5 - Dihydroxynaphthalene - 2,7 -

Disulfonic Acid 587

Acetic Acid 509

Acetic Acid (Glacial) 355

Acetone 188

Acrawax, C Beads 439

Acrawax HM-S 486

Acrylic Cement 414

Acryloid Resin 309

Adiprene L-100

(Liquid urethane elastomer) 431

Adiprene L-167

(Liquid urethane elastomer) 487

Ag2 SO4 361

Aktivkohle 0,3 - 0,5 mm 584

Alkaline Detergent 215

Alpha Alumina,1.0 Micron 457

Alumicut 189

Aluminum Hydroxide, 98.1% 492

Aluminum Jelly 364

Aluminum Oxide 586

Aluminum Oxide, 9.5 Micron

Crystal 456

Aluminum Powder, sulfate 483

Ammonium Chloride, Granular 563

Ammonium Hydrogensulfate 571

Ammonium Hydroxide 166, 238

Ammonium Sulfate 572

Analytical Grade Mixed Bed

Resin 568

Anti-Stat Spray, "6" 480

Anti-Static Spray 395, 420

Antimony 249

Antimony, 99.999% 471

Antimony Lump form 291

Antimony Metal 473

Antimony Oxide 250, 251

Arsenic Metal, lump 446

Barium Fluoride, 99% 459

Barium Fluoride, Powder 458

Barium Nitride (Reactive), 99.98% 433

Barium Random Pieces, 99.5+% 465

Benzaldehyde 98% 335

Benzene 316, 610

Benzyl Alcohol 340, 552

Beryllium 441, 442, 443

BHT Butylated Hydroxytoluene 357

Black Lacquer 167

Bleach 370

Boron Nitride 437

Borylium, 99.8% (Rocks) 445

Brushing Lacquer 168

Cadmium, 325 mesh 438

Calcium Catalyst 484

Calcium Chloride 156, 159

Calcium Metal (Reactive), 99% 440

Calcium Oxide 436

Capella Oil - D Waxfree 600

Carbon Disulfide 332

Carbosorb E 290

Catalyst 24 LV 365

Celvacene Hvy Vacuum Grease 510

Cement 399

Cesium Metal 467

Chromium Carbide, 98% 469

Chromium Trioxide 422

Clear Acrylic 190

Cobalt Sulphate 328

Coconut Charcoal, 50-200 mesh 511

Coconut Charcoal, 6-14 mesh 452

Colloidal Silica 468

Conformal Coating 169

Contact Cement 375

Convoil 20 602

Copper 254

Copper, <40 mm 489

Copper, C.P. 561

Copper Powder 491

Copper Powder 494

Copper Powder Pettets

(Pressed) 496

Copper Powder, spherical,

270 mesh 490

Cumeoe 99%

(isopropylbenzene) 346

Cupric Sulfate, Blue Crystal 479

Cutting Compound 386

Cutting Fluid 385, 416

Cyclohexane 604

Darvan C 481

Dautherm 209 601

De-Ox-Id 191, 300

Developer and Replenisher

(GBX) 281

Diethoxymethane 170

Diffusion Pump Fluid 192

Dinitrophenylhydrazine/ [2,4] 255

Dowtherm A

(Heat Transfer Agent) 482

Draft Gauge Oil 597

Drierite, anhydrous (white),

4 mesh 500

Drierite Ca SO4 373, 305, 306

Drierite (indicator), 8 mesh 501

DTE 24 Hydraulic Oil 241, 243

Dykem 171

Dykem Blue 172

Dykem Marking Fluid 376

Dykem Spray 419

Dykem Spray - Steel Blue 382

Enamel 173

Eosin B, Acid R 91 C.I. 573

Epoxy BY 6005 160

Epoxy GY 508 161

Epoxy Repair 193

Ethyl Acetate 345

Ethyl Bromoacetate 97% 334

Ethylene Dichloride 372

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid 512

Ferrous Sulfate, 7-Hydrate,

granular 513

Fixer and Replenisher (GBX) 280

Fluorescein Disodium Salt 577, 581

Formaldehyde 37 wt % 605

Formaldehyde-Dimethylacetal 174

Formic Acid 202

Furbish 153

Gallium, Indium, Tin Alloy 374

Gallium Ingot, 99.99% 466

GE Grease 380

Gelatin 515

Germanium Powder 435

Germanium Powder, 99.999%,

-325 mesh 497

Glass Frosting 194

Gloss White 175, 176

Glycerol, Anhydrous (glycerin) 313


Monochlorohydrin 558

Glyptal 177

Glyptal Varnish 381

Glyptol Red Enamel 412

Hardener HY 956 162

Hematoxylin (Stain) 356

Hoechst Wax C 485

Hydrochloric Acid 516

Hydrofluoric Acid 248

Hydrogen Peroxide, 3% 239

Hydrogen Peroxide, 30% 240

Hydrogen Peroxide, 30%

Solution 499

Hysol 9309 Part B 178

Indium 99.99% 258

Indium / [foil] 257

Indium (Metalic) 297

Indium Trifluoride 259

Inhibisol 279

INK (Red) 379

Insecticide 179, 180

Insecticide Spray 387

Insulating Enamel 181

Invoil 940 silicone diffusion

pump oil 233

Ion Exchange Resins 569

Iron Metal Powder 394

Iron Phosphide, 99.9%,

-40 mesh 498

Joint Compound 401

Karl Fisher Reagent 182

Karl Fisher Titrant 337

Lacquer Enamel 406

Lead Fluoride, Purified 462

Lead Monoxide, 99.99% 461

Lead Oxide 460, 464

Lead Sulfide 167

Levigated Alumina 585

Lithium Hydride, 98% 463

Lithium Tetrahydrido

aluminate (Li Al Ha) 224

LSI Developer 216

Lubriko Grease 408

Magnesium Powder (Ignitable) 434

Magnesium Powder, Purified 478

Magnesium Sulfate

Master Grease 407

Media Bottles (500ml) EMPTY 358

Mercuric bromide 349

Mercuric Chloride 350, 574

Mercury 230, 612

Mesityl Oxide 260, 261, 262

Mesitylone 342

Methyl Alcohol 593

Methyl Celluiose 493

Methyl Red, Indicator 575

Methyl Violet 580

Methylene Blue 582

Methylene Chloride 596

Methylmorpholine 99% 292

Micropolish 312

Miradrem 250 Rust Remover 409

Molecular Sieve 195

Molecular Sieve , 30/60 mesh 570

Molecular Sieves Type 13X 592

Molukote Z Dry Lubricant

(Powder) 599

Molybdenum Disulfide 263, 264, 265

Mono Cerium Sulfide, 98-99% 455

Monophase"s" 288

N,N - Dimethyl formamide 339

N-Butyl Alcohol 283

N-Ethylanilie, 97% 589

Naphthol Green B, Dye

Content 50% 579

Neodymium, 99.9% chips 488

Never Seez 196

Nextel Velvet Coating 197

Nickelous Chloride, Crystal 423

Nickelous Nitrate 424

Non-drying Immersion Oil -

Type B 598

Oxalic Acid, Crystals 518

Palmitic Acid 324

Palmitic Acid

(Hexadecanoic Acid) 323, 325

Penetrox Elect Joint Compound 403

Permagluor V 289

Phenolphthalein (Powder) 583

Phosphorus Pentoxide, Water

reactive 519

Photographic Developer

and replenisher 226

Pipe Sealant 397, 398

Pneumatic Lubricating Oil 322

Polyvinyl Alcohol 326

Potassium Biphthalate, Crystal 520

Potassium Chloride, Crystal 562

Potassium Cyanide 163

Potassium Cyanide, Crystals 426

Potassium Dichromate 521

Potassium Dichromate, Granular 427

Potassium Ferricyanide 266

Potassium Ferricyanide, Crystal 428

Potassium Hydroxide 267

Potassium Hydroxide, Pellets 430

Potassium Hydroxide,

Pellets 85% 429

Potassium Nitrate, Crystals 522

Potassium Nitrite, Crystals 523

Potassium Permanganate,

Crystals 524

Primer T 198

Pyridine 333

Quinoline 98% 341

R.T.V. Coating - 3140 402

R2 Iron Powder 453

RP Fix fixer and replenisher 225

Rubber Cement Thinner 502

Safety Solvent 368

Safety Yellow 184

Salicylamide 330

Sana Steel 199

Sanding Sealer 185

sec - Phenelhyl Alcohol 98% 336

Selenium 268, 474, 475

Silica 525

Silicon Carbide Powder, Grit 240 470

Silicone Heat Sink Compound

- 340 404

Silver Chloride 451

Silver Nitrate 530

Sodium Acetate, Anhydrous

Powder 531

Sodium Bicarbonate 549

Sodium Carbonate, Granular 534

Sodium Chloride 594

Sodium Chloride, Granular 535

Sodium Chromate 421

Sodium Citrate, Crystal 536

Sodium Flouride 383

Sodium Fluoride (Powder) 537

Sodium Hydroxide 354

Sodium Metabisulfite 539

Sodium Metal 595

Sodium Nitrate, Granular 425

Sodium Nitrite 540

Sodium Nitroprusside, Crystal 564

Sodium Oxalate 541

Sodium Phosphate Monobasic Monohydrate 542

Sodium Phosphate Tribasic 543

Sodium Pyrophosphate, Crystals 565

Sodium Silicate 186

Sodium Sulfide (crystal), 99.0% 476

Sodium Sulfite 351, 352, 353

Sodium Thiosulfate, Crystals 566

Sodium Tripolyphosphate 477

Soldering Flux 371, 389

Sponge Iron 454

Spray Paint (Various Colors) 405

Sprayflex Surface Lube 417

Spraygrip 366, 418

Starch Soluble Powder 567

Stoddard Solvent 359

Strip-X 200

Structolite Plaster 591

Styrene Base in Toluol 611

Sulfamic Acid 544

Sulfanilamide 545

Sulfuric Acid 546

Sulfurous Acid. 6% Solution 547

Tellurium, -65 mesh 449

Tellurium Metal, Purified 447, 450

Tellurium Metal, Shot - 99.99+% 448

Tetrakis (Dimethylamino)

Ethylene TMAE 310

Tetramethylpentane 187

Thiophene 588

Thread Sealant 400

Tin 271

Toluene 315, 609

Tonar Cartridge Kits 347

Toner #92275A for HP

Laser Jet IIP, IIP plus, IIIP 296

Toner Clear Dispersant,

V-80 Series 507

Toner Dispersant, Model 16D 504

Toner Premix, V-80 Series 506

Toner Type H Concentrate 505

Toner Type M Versatec 508

Triethanolamine (Trolamine) 551

Triethylamine 302

Triflouroacetic Acid

Trimethyl Phosphite 343

Triphenyl Phosphate 97% 344

Tungsten Selenide 495

Type H Premix Copier

Toner 4405-1GR 363

Ultra Black (carbon) 432

Ultra Flux 369, 393

Urea 362

Vac Grease 388

Vacuum Grease 410, 411

Vacuum Leak Sealant 415

Vacuum Pump Oil 319

Victaulic Lubricant 396

White Out Thinner 503

Wire Pulling Lubricant 413

Wood's Alloy (sticks) 472

Zinc 99.99% 273

Zinc Oxide 274

Zirconium Nitride 275

Zonolite Plaster (Vermiculite) 590

ZYGLO Developer 378

ZYGLO Penetrant 377

Student Poster Session

The Laboratory community is invited to attend the annual LBL Summer Student Poster Session, to be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the LBL Cafeteria.

Approximately 50 summer students will be on hand to present their work. Refreshments will be served.

Picnic For LBL summer students

All LBL summer students are invited to a summer picnic to be held in their honor on Friday, August 5 at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.on the Bldg. 50 Patio & Lawn (outside Building 50C).

The picnic is sponsored by The African American Employees Association, The Latinos and Native Americans Association, The Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Association, The Office of Work Force Diversity, and The Work/Family Committee.

C A L E N D A R -- August 1 to August 5

1 m o n d a y


2 t u e s d a y


3 w e d n e s d a y


8 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 62-203; Crane/Hoist Operator Training

Level I (EHS-211); pre-registration required, X6612


9 a.m.-noon, Bldg. 48-109; Adult CPR (EHS-123); pre-registration required, X6554


9:30-11:30 a.m., Bldg. 2-300F; Ergonomics for Computer Users (EHS-60); pre-registration required, X6612


Noon, Bldg. 50 Aud.; B. Kincaid, LBL, "The Advanced Light Source: New Tool, New Opportunities"


3-5 p.m., cafeteria; refreshments will be served

4 t h u r s d a y


5 f r i d a y


10:30 a.m., Bldg. 71 Conf. Rm.; P. Spaedtke, GSI, Germany, "The GSI Accelerator Facilities as Viewed from the Ion Source End"


Noon, Bldg. 71 Conf. Rm.; A. Sessler, LBL, "An Informal Discourse on Accelerators and Beams"



Banana pancakes

Hearty vegetable beef

Eggplant parmesan

Bacon cheeseburger

South of the Border


Breakfast sandwich

Cream of broccoli

Roast leg of lamb

Tuna melt

South of the Border


Biscuit & gravy w/eggs


Sweet & sour ribs

Polish sausage

South of the Border


Big blueberry pancakes

Chicken noodle

Lemon chicken breast

Philly cheese steak

South of the Border


Ham scramble

Beef barley

Braised sirloin steak

Seafood salad on grilled sourdough

South of the Border


Flea Market ads may be sent via Lab mail to Bldg. 65B, electronic mail to, or via Fax to X6641. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.


'68 VW Bug, sunroof, radio/cass., 20K mi. on rebuilt eng., orig. owner, runs great, $1800. William Miller, 642-0653, 525-9197

'69 MERC. wgn, big & ugly, exc. mech. cond., '71 4-bolt main 429/360 hp w/only 41K mi., $1429/b.o. Greg, X6213

'80 MBZ 450SL, 88K mi., 2 tops, gd care, exc. cond., $15.5K. 254-4680

'82 DODGE Colt, manual trans., 130K mi., am/fm/cass., $1K/b.o. Heidi, X4526

'82 TOYOTA Celica, 5-spd, a/c, sun roof, hatchbk, shade kit, $1750. Tom, X7704, 527-2068

'82 VW Rabbit convertible, 5-spd, 125K mi., runs great, gd eng., new clutch, leaving country, $2K. Bas, X4181

'83 CHEVROLET Cavalier type 10, 98K mi., $1200/b.o. 238-8949

'83 FORD Econoline overdrive conversion, 137K mi., $5800/b.o. 238-8949

'84 NISSAN Stanza, 5-spd, 4-dr sedan, 95K mi., moving, must sell, $1350/b.o. Liu, X4823, 527-7864 (morn./wkend)

'85 THUNDERBIRD, V-8, all pwr, cc, a/c, 155K mi., well maint., new tires & brakes, $2650. X4691, 933-0342

'86 PONTIAC Fiero, red, a/t, a/c, am/fm cass., sunroof, exc. cond., runs great, very clean, like new, best offer. X7088

'86 VW Vanagan, 65K mi. on new engine, camper, $5200/b.o. Heidi, X4526

'87 SUBARU GL wgn, 4-wd, exc. care, clean, 78K mi., $4500/b.o. 254-7821

'88 DODGE Caravan SE, V-6, 7-pass., a/t, p/s, a/c, stereo, roof rack, silver, exc. cond., 72K mi., going back home, $7500. Jan, X5466, 843- 6005 (eve.)

'88-1/2 FORD Escort LX, 42K mi., 2-dr hatch, p/s, p/b, orig. owner, moon roof, must sell, $2900/b.o. Celia, X4349, 526-4504

'89 NISSAN Maxima GXE, 4-dr sedan, a/t, p/s, a/c, p/w, p/l, am/fm, cass., tilt wheel, cc, keyless entry & exit, 58K mi. asking $10.5K. (415)661-0718

'58 Y-BLOCK 312/265 hp motor, exc. cond., 34K orig. mi., std. bell, $300. Greg, X6213


MINI-VANPOOL, 6 riders wanted, newly-forming, Oakland/San Leandro. Gail, X6185

VANPOOL, riders wanted, Fremont/Union City to Berkeley. Greg, X6213


CAMPER SHELL for '89 Ford Ranger, prefer w/lumber rack, but w/o is OK. Tom, X7704, 527-2068

GARAGE SPACE for storage, secure, dry, prefer Berkeley/Albany/No. Oakland. X4695, 843-5100

HOUSE TO SIT, avail. now to 8/27, for watering, pets, etc., 2 French engr. students, responsible, clean. Nathalie & Karine, X4108, 843-3856

LAKE TAHOE RENTAL, 5-7 days, between Christmas & New Years, 2-3 bdrms. Michael Thibodeau, X7626

MAC COMPUTERS, printers or software for national, non-profit literary assoc., tax deductible donations. John, X4897, 339-8950

NATIVE FRENCH to practice French with at lunch time, intermediate level. Tennessee, X5013

SPINNING WHEEL, inexpensive, for stressed-out accountant. Barbara, 643-5313

VIOLIN, full sz. for budding 12 yr. old musician. Dale Sartor, X5988, 547-2356


BED, dbl sz., $200; couch, love seat & matching throw pillows, $350; TV, Sony 19", $200; ironing board & iron, $25; solid wood side table w/wheels, $30, all 1 yr. old. Zaf, X5784, 601-5065

BICYCLE, Giant Iguana, 21-spd street bike, 22" frame, purple, perfect cond., $300. Sally or Chris, X5327, 528-4252

CHEST, Ethan Allen, early 1950s, "Mr. & Mrs.", 6-drwr w/mirror, very gd cond., $175. Margie, 490-0804

DOUBLE OVEN, elec. Hotpoint, build-in, mustard color, uses 25" cavity, $150/b.o. Dianne, 886-5527

EXERCISER, Bowflex 2000, all-body, w/attachment for rowing machine, exc. cond., all instructions & manuals, $750/b.o. X7130

GARAGE, locked, on Coventry Rd. in Kensington, $75/mo. 527-2937 Robert G. Bergman, 642-2156, 642-7714 (FAX)

FLOTATION MATTRESS, queen sz., w/tubes & box spring & frame, $200. Al Harcourt, X7660, 634-3785

MOVING SALE: Sat., 7/30, 39 Glen Ave., Oakland, Commodore 64 computer, fun for kids-lots of games, $30; TV, $30; guitar, $40; books & many other items. Lesley, X4329, 654-1386

MOVING SALE: Queen sz. mattress w/box spring, $100; wooden desk, office chair, $30; white wooden dresser, $50; white wooden shelves, $25; white mirror, 5x5 ft., $15; 2 sm. bedside tables, oak, $10; wooden bookshelf, oak finish, $25; couch, hide-a-bed, $100; 2 matching lamps, ceramic, $15/both; lamp, golden color, $5; microwave oven, $45; stereo system, $15; bed spreads; sheets; pillows; couch pillows; 2 coffee machines; toaster; popcorn machine; hand mixer; 2 garden chairs; 2 folding chairs; 2 launch chairs; ironing board. Heinz, X4555, 256-4061

MOVING SALE: Furniture less than 1 yr. old, beige/mauve floral print sofa, $250; matching love seat, $200; wood coffee table, $90; matching end table, $50; family room sofa, $200. W. Blount, X7560, X5327

MOVING SALE, Sun., 7/31, 9 a.m. -3 p.m., 22 Domingo Ave., Berkeley, plants, refrig., desk, kitchen table & chairs, futon, book shelves, coffee table, entertainment case, answering machine, mirror & more. Marjorie, X5999, 848-9239

PIANO w/bench, antique tiger oak, 1914 upright, ivory keys, looks & sounds great, $1850. Peter, X7337, 531-7837

SHORT-WAVE RECEIVER, $75; HAM radio equip., transceivers, Swan 80 thru 10 meters, 250 watts, National NCX-3, 400 watts, $75 ea. Bob, X6181, 845-3753

STAINED GLASS, approx. 10 sq. ft. of opalescent glass, various colors, and 13 sq. ft. of antique glass, some very unusual colors, $100/b.o. Kathleen, 763-9189

STEREO, Yamaha Natural Sound, purch. '89, CD, dual cass., tuner, powerful amp & floor spkrs, exc. cond., must sell $400/b.o.; piano, Chickering, blk console, must sell, $2700/b.o.; moiré love seat, champagne colored satin, hand upholstered, exc. cond., $450/b.o. Celia, X4349, 526-4504

TENT for 4 persons, $10. Fafy, X7717, 527-0693 (eve.)

WIND SURFER, Fanatic Viper, 11'4", great beginner-transition board, semi-complete, $250; RightWriter 4 grammar checker, $15/b.o.; Managing Your Money 9, $15/b.o.; coffee machine, 10 cups, $13/b.o.; Kasparov Chess Computer, Companion 2150, complete board w/pieces, $85/b.o. Reto, X4291, 865-2617


ALBANY, 3-bdrm, 1-bth house, kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, hardwd flrs, frpl, detachable garage, lease, $1500/mo., 1st, last + cleaning dep. Kym, 525-8961, 525-8743 (FAX)

ALBANY, rm w/ lg. walk-in closet in 3-bdrm apt, on 52/52L bus lines, coin-op washer/dryer, non-permit parking, mo.-to-mo. lease, share w/2 female grad. students, responsible non-smokers only, avail. mid-Aug., $250/mo. + util. Susan, X4875

ALBANY, 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, very clean, partly furn., bay view, swimming pool, tennis cts, 24-hr sec., garage parking, bus/BART to LBL/UCB 15 min., nr shopping ctr, no pet, non-smoker, avail Sept., lease, $950/mo. Rai Sun, X7613, 524-7941 (eve.)

BERKELEY, bed & bkfast, TV, phone line, kitchen privs., walk to UCB, avail. mid Aug., 1 person per rm, by the mo., $600/mo. incl. utils & daily bkfast. 527-3252

BERKELEY, suite in spacious, new, 2-bdrm apt, incl. all household appliances, semi-furn., share w/ present tenant, 10 min. walk from BART/LBL shuttle, avail. 8/6, $450/mo. + exp. Camilo, X6516, 845-5442

BERKELEY, newly remodeled studio w/ext. deck & parking, located across from lighted tennis courts in Ocean View dist., $450/mo. 540-0385

BERKELEY, studio unit, in Ocean View, lg. yd & parking, $400/mo. 548-9869

BERKELEY, unfurn. 2-bdrm, 1-bth house, kitchen, living & dining rms, frpl, garage, exc. schools, no smoking, $1495/mo. 763-7843

BERKELEY HILLS, 3-bdrm, 1-1/2 bth house, decks, bay view, frpl, washer/dryer, 1 blk from bus, pets OK, $1500/mo. Neville, X5423, 843-1643

BERKELEY HILLS, edge of Tilden Pk, studio apt., decks, parking, semi-furn, modern, w-w carpet, lg. bath, quiet st., pvt. entrance, alarm, nr. 65/67 bus, no smokers, one person only, no pets, $700/mo. Evan, X6784, 525-7655

NO. BERKELEY, quiet, unfurn. rm in 2-bdrm duplex house, pvt. bth, laundry, 10 min. walk to UCB, nr BART, parking, share w/present tenant, $340/mo. incl. utils. X5752

EL CERRITO, 3-bdrm house, sep. dining rm, frpl, 2-car garage, washer/dryer, nr bus, BART & school, no pets, avail. 8/2, $1200/mo. 525-8431

EL CERRITO, nr Del Norte BART, 2-bdrm, 2-bth condo, frpl, wetbar, balcony, kitchen w/microwave, dishwasher, refrig. & stove, 1 carport, coin-op washer/dryer, $850/mo. Marlene or Arti, 236-7792

EL CERRITO HILLS, 2-bdrm, 2-bth house, 1200 sq. ft., 6 mi. from LBL, avail. 8/2, $1200/mo. Yu Wong, X5631, 528-0627 (after 6 p.m.)

HERCULES, rm avail., laundry & kitchen privs., quiet, no smoking, $400/mo. X4536, 799-4933

KENSINGTON, self-contained, furn. 1-bdrm, 1-bth apt, deck, view, living rm w/frpl, den, modern kitchen, pvt. entrance, 1 person only, 1 yr. lease, avail. end of Aug., $700/mo. 527-0189

OAKLAND HILLS, 2-bdrm house to share w/friendly, indep., grad, student, quiet, safe, older neighborhood, frpl, washer/dryer, hdwd, porch, yd, 2 cats, $550/mo. 763-3626

RICHMOND ANNEX, 2-bdrm apt in triplex, nr EC Plaza & BART, lg. kitchen, dishwasher, refrig., range, yd, garage w/locked door, coin laundry, new paint & blinds, $750/mo. Judy, 527-8766

WANTED: Cornell professor seeks apt/house, min. 1-bdrm, furn./unfurn., for academic yr. Sept. `94-June `95. (607)255-0917


CENT. LONDON, furn. 2-bdrm,

1-bth apt, living rm, modern kitchen, cent. heating, carpet, walk to trans., stores, etc., lease, avail Aug. 527-0189

HIGH SIERRAS, comfortable, quiet 4-bdrm cabin, washer & dryer, deck, frpl, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing (comes w/house), sunbathing, 4 hr from Berkeley, 1 hr from Truckee, wks/wkends, to those who will take gd care of our vacation home. Jane Mauldon, 642-3475, 849-4096

LAKE WILDWOOD, nr Grass Valley/Nevada City, furn. 3-bdrm, 2-bth house, panoramic lake view, swimming, fishing, golf, tennis. 352-7709 (eve.)

MENDOCINO, 2-bdrm, 2-bth country home, overlooking the Anderson Valley, views, warm & sunny, 20 min. inland from Elk Beach, pvt., quiet, decks, gardens, set on 24 acres of redwood forest, wkend getaway/family vac. Rose Sergeant, 849-1726

NO. LAKE TAHOE, Incline Village, furn. 3-bdrm condo, slps 8+, convenient to lake, shopping & gambling, by day/wk. Hank, X4517, 673-9716

SO. LAKE TAHOE, lakefront townhouse, all amenities, nr all playspots. Herbert Newkirk,

422-8845, 455-5595


VW HUBCAP, gray, plastic, serial #255 601 149A. Shelley, X6123



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