How do I get Beamtime at NE-CAT?
- All beam time at NE-CAT is distributed through the APS General User Proposal (GUP) System. If you do not have an active proposal, then you will need to submit a General User Proposal and then submit a Beam Time Request (BTR) on the proposal. To collect data at NE-CAT, you must specifically request 24-ID-C and/or 24-ID-E as your 1st and 2nd choice beamlines and uncheck the "any appropriate beamline" check box in the BTR. You cannot share BTRs between different sectors (NE-CAT is sector 24). A GUP is good for 2 years, but it is necessary for you to submit a BTR for each APS run that you desire beam time. Please see How to Apply for APS Beamtime for more information and to check proposal deadlines.
- Once you have submitted a BTR, NE-CAT will claim the BTR and you will be contacted by Cyndi Salbego to schedule time or you may proactively contact her. Both NE-CAT beamlines have 2 shifts per day: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (day), 7:00 PM - 9:00 AM (night). Other scheduling options are available on a case-by-case basis.
- You will need to obtain site access in order to collect data on-site or remotely.
- You will need to file an Experimental Safety Form (ESAF) listing all your actual samples and all the members of the group.
PDFs with instructions on how to submit a new GUP, how to copy an existing GUP, or request beam time on an existing proposal, see below.