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August Status Updates

Remote Data Collection

Testing of Remote Data Collection by select members of our user community continued throughout August.  These tests have enabled us to increase the stability of the remote data collection software. Currently, we plan to make remote data collection available on 24-ID-E beamline during the 2012-3 run.

 

APS Upgrade

GENERAL USER TIME

General Users interested in beamtime for the upcoming 2012-3 run cycle should submit their requests to APS prior to the October 26th deadline.

Both of NE-CAT's ID beamlines 24-ID-E and 24-ID-C are now equipped with MD-2 Microdiffractometers and robotic sample auto-mount system. They are operational and accepting General User proposals.

July Status Update

Remote Data Collection

GENERAL USER TIME

General Users interested in beamtime for the upcoming 2012-3 run cycle should submit their requests to APS prior to the July 13th deadline.

Both of NE-CAT's ID beamlines 24-ID-E and 24-ID-C are now equipped with MD-2 Microdiffractometers and robotic sample auto-mount system. They are operational and accepting General User proposals.

May Status Update

Drying Oven

For those of you who came to NE-CAT in April, you may have noticed the new oven out on the beamline next to the C work area.  This oven is for drying cryopucks and any equipment associated using cryopucks.  This is intended to prevent melting of the Styrofoam transfer containers and make puck drying more efficient.  Be careful using the oven, as it is very hot!  Cryopucks placed inside will be dry within 30 minutes.

Remote Progress Report

The new Remote program was recently tested by the Ealick lab at Cornell. A typical 22 hour shift was completed with only minor bugs. Of great benefit was the feedback from the remote users, which will be used to improve the interface before rollout in Run2 2012.Remote access for 24ID-E will be available for Run 2 of 2012.

PILATUS-6MF Site Visit

At the beginning of March, it was noticed that at certain energies, the background was elevated in one module of the PILATUS-6MF.  A site visit from Dectris was scheduled for module replacement at the end of the month.  During the visit, it was found that the module had a loose connection.  The connector was replaced, solving the elevated background issue, but the module was not changed.  In addition, during the site visit, we received new software for the PILATUS-6MF which eliminates the 3 second shutterless exposure limit.

February Status Updates

Data Quality Comparison Between the PILATUS-6MF and ADSC Q315

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