XMaS Beamline accepting proposals

The next proposal deadlines for beam time on XMaS/BM28 are March 1st through the ESRF route and April 1st for our CRG time. This proposal call is for the scheduling period running from the end of August 2023 until the end of February 2024.

The beamline provides 2/3rd of available synchrotron beam time to UK based researchers (national research facility or CRG time) with the remaining 1/3rd to the wider ESRF’s user community (ESRF time).

Can I apply?

Access to the national research time (i.e. CRG time) is only for UK based researchers. Collaborations with EU and international colleagues are encouraged, but the proposal must be lead by a UK based principal investigator. Besides, it must be made clear how the collaborative research supports the UK science base. Applications without a robust link to the UK will be rejected and should instead be submitted directly to the ESRF using their public access route (i.e. ESRF time with deadlines in March and September). The Principal Investigator (PI) should also be a permanent member of staff or a Postdoc. Student cannot be a PI, only a co-proposer.

How can I apply?

Your proposal must be submitted electronically via the ESRF web page: www.esrf.eu using the new template available here. Select “Users & Science″, then choose “Applying for beamtime″ from the drop-down list. On the right hand side, you can consult the instructions to submit your proposal and access the “User Portal″. Enter your surname and password and select “Proposals/Experiments″. Follow the instructions carefully — you must choose:

“Standard ESRF Proposal” (for ESRF time)
CRG Proposal″ (for national research facility or CRG time)

and “BM28 (XMaS – Mat.Sci.)″ at the appropriate stage in the process.

Don’t hesitate to phone or email me if you have questions or experience any problems.

We look forward to seeing you again on our beamline!