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Standard access is for projects that have preliminary data or which have corroborating evidence that the B24 scheme will most probably produce good imaging which will contribute towards publication or further experiments.
Beamline B24 is currently in user mode.
Diamond routinely accepts proposals during a twice yearly call for proposals. There are two deadlines to be aware of:
For more information, please visit beamtime.
At this stage, we are offering absorption contrast within the water window at ~500eV (phase contrast at ~2.5keV is under commissioning) at a resolution between 35-40nm for vitrified biological samples.
For these experiments it is essential that users have, in addition to a strong science case, demonstrated expertise in sample preparation or have discussed the preparation with beamline staff prior to submission.
Interested users should submit applications through the UAS and choose the 'Standard Access' route.
All proposals will be assessed and beamtime will be granted based on scientific merit with a strong emphasis on technical feasibility.
Rapid access 'pilot studies' (max. 3 shifts) will be available and may be suggested prior to a full beamtime allocation in cases where there is uncertainty on sample preparation, user experience or feasibility.
For technical questions about proposed experiments please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to have a strong biological/biomedical science case and present previous results from X-ray or other imaging techniques. Please include images (e.g. fluorescence in tissue culture) if available. We will evaluate the proposal on its scientific merit but also on the availability of samples and the know-how of the home laboratory on sample handling and sample preparation for our beamline.
If we have discussed working together on sample preparation then that needs to be mentioned here with an estimate of the time/effort that you will require.
We would expect you not to need funding for consumables but please do let us know if you think you might.
You will require no access to the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH). Please refer to Beamline Summary for ancillary components at B24.
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