The Powder Diffraction beamline offers a rapid access mail-in service for powder samples in capillaries at ambient conditions. This service should not be used as a replacement for merit access that is available 3 times per year.
Commercial users cannot use the mail-in service and need to contact the beamline staff directly at: email@example.com
Groups can only submit 1 proposal per round.
Groups can select one of two energies: 21 or 16 keV for measurement under ambient conditions.
There is a maximum of 20 samples or a 3 hour shift (whichever is smaller), per group per round. Users requiring more samples or beamtime can submit a merit round proposal. The experiment may be cut short if it exceeds the permitted 3 h.
Can I run 20 samples each at 30 min? No, as the total time for the analysis will be ~10 h and there is a maximum of 3 h for an experiment
Can I run 40 samples each at 4 min? No, although the total time for the analysis is ~160 min and less than 3 h, the number of samples exceeds the maximum of 20
The PD beamline will only accept low risk materials for mail-in
All hazards of your samples need to be disclosed in the EA form otherwise the experiment will be cancelled. We cannot accept any samples that are:
Explosives or unstable materials
Fatal if swallowed
Fatal in contact with skin
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
Causes serious eye damage; and
Fatal if inhaled
When does the round open & close? → Find out in the PDRapid Access Mail-in section here