Summary: Beamtime at the XAS beamline is highly competitive.
Beamtime applications will be scored and ranked according to scientific merit, track record, need for synchrotron radiation, and technical feasibility and clarity. Please ensure that you read the entire proposal guidelines document. Failure to follow these guidelines is likely to render your proposal uncompetitive.
All potential new users to the beamline must contact the beamline scientists well in advance of submitting their proposal in order to discuss feasibility and maximise their chances of success. Applicants seeking to use Hutch C are requested to do the same.
Prior to submitting your proposal, please consider the following:
- Does the experimental plan include a table of samples and experimental conditions as outlined in the guidelines?
- If you have not used the XAS beamline over the past 3 years, have you contacted the beamline scientist team to discuss the feasibility of your experiment?
- If you are proposing an experiment for Hutch C (non-standard experimental set-ups), have you contacted the beamline scientist team to discuss the feasibility of your experiment?
- If you are applying for more than 6 shifts (2 days), are at least 3 people listed as attending?
If you answered 'no' to any of these questions, please reconsider before you submit. Your chances of being awarded time will depend on a well prepared proposal.