Principal Electron Microscopist
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Use of ePSIC is operated in a manner similar to a beamline at Diamond, namely through a peer reviewed application process which is open to UK, EU and international scientists. ePSIC accepts applications through Standard and Rapid Access application routes (detailed below).
The facility is free at the point of access except for commercial use, or users requiring guaranteed access - for such access please contact a member of the ePSIC team who will then process your request through the Industrial Liaison Office.
Accommodation, travel and subsistence may be covered for users, for information on Diamond's policy please see here.
Detailed guidelines for applying for beamtime at ePSIC can be found here.
Please refer to the expected capabilities of the microscopes here before submitting your proposal.
Scientists can apply for beamtime whenever calls for proposals are issued. ePSIC calls take place four times a year with deadlines at the end of March, June, September and December. The User Office will announce a call by sending emails to all registered users. Calls are normally opened six weeks prior to the deadline.
Applications for Standard Access and Programme Access are made online via the User Administration System(UAS).
Rapid access proposals allow for short experiments that cannot wait until the next allocation period. Rapid access proposals may be submitted at any time and will be processed as quickly as possible. One of the following criteria must be met to be granted time via rapid access:
Applications for Rapid Access are made online via the User Administration System(UAS).
The microscopes are available for proprietary use, or for users requiring guaranteed access (i.e. use funded through a specific grant). For more information on this access mode, please contact Chris Allen and the Industrial Liaison Office.
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