AP28 OPERATIONS AND COVID-19
England is under ongoing "Lockdown" to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In line with overall DLS policy, Beamline I12 is operating at Level 3 (Remote users only. Experiments run by staff on behalf of users. Limited staff presence to run experiments. No users on site. Strict social distancing and working protocols.)
Principal Investigators of experiments that can run at Level 3 have been contacted to discuss arrangements.
Where feasible, experiments that can run at Level 2 (up to two users at a time at the beamline) have been scheduled in the period April-June 2021.
If the DLS Operational Level changes, Principal Investigators will be contacted as required.
Investigators on remote Level 3 experiments are requested to assist as much as possible with setup, data collection and analysis. Please keep in touch with your Local Contact regarding methods of communication and remote access.
**Local Contacts are working long hours, often alone and following strict protocols, to support remote experiments. Please respect their needs to maintain their health and wellbeing**
AP29-AP30 Proposal Call for Beamtime July-December 2021
Guidance for Principal Investigators applying for beamtime on I12
Current Operational Issues
Due to a monochromator controller failure, the beamline is operating at reduced flux for imaging experiments. This means that high speed, time resolved tomography or radiography is not feasible, and other imaging scans are taking longer than usual. Diffraction and combined imaging-diffraction experiments are unaffected.
The beamline team is working with the controller manufacturer on temporary repairs and eventual replacement of the system. Work is slow due to COVID-safe working practices.
Beamline I12-JEEP (Joint Engineering, Environmental, and Processing) is a high energy X-ray beamline for imaging, diffraction and scattering, which operates at energies of 53-150 keV.
General: All techniques use high-energy X-rays able to penetrate large samples or sample environments. Therefore sample preparation is simple and processes can often be studied under real-world conditions. For very high resolution in real space (< 2 µm) or in reciprocal space, lower X-ray energy techniques on other beamlines are more suitable.
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