Preparing for Beamtime

To be able to use your beamtime, a few things need to be done beforehand. 

UAS (User Admininstration System)

  • Make sure your PI has completed the safety paperwork in UAS
  • Make sure you are a registered user (with FedID and password). Please check that you are fully registered and complete any missing information.
  • Ensure that you have been added to the session and check travel and accommodation.
  • Watch the safety video and complete online safety test.

Samples and experiment

 Other

  • Prepare a hard drive with USB 2.0/3.0 or eSATA for data back up.
  • For remote access provide your local contact with contact information for any remote users during your visit.

 

Time Line for MX Experiments at Diamond Light Source

When Who Action Tools
3-6 months before PI Registers samples as part of beamtime application.

UAS

 

> 2weeks before PI

Registers users and any extra samples

OR

cancel shift if you can’t use it.

UAS

OR

 email useroffice@diamond.ac.uk for cancellation

> 1 week before Users Check necessary requirements all in place to conduct experiment and test connection to nx.diamond.ac.uk. Remote Access
> 4 days before Users Prepare shipping dewar including shipping information in ISPyB and prints labels. Use matched number Unipuck bases and lids.

http://ispyb.diamond.ac.uk 

 

Shipping to Diamond via DHL

> 3 working days before Users Ship ISPyB labelled dewars to Diamond including return label with shipment.

http://ispyb.diamond.ac.uk 

 

Shipping to Diamond via DHL

> 1 day before Users Should have received notification of arrival of dewar at Diamond. If no notification check dewar tracking with courier and ISPyB. http://ispyb.diamond.ac.uk
> 1 day before Users Upload samples in ISPyB.

http://ispyb.diamond.ac.uk

 

Upload samples

> 1 day before

 

Users Browse MX website and check the beamline page. If any questions call or e-mail your local contact (LC).

 

> 1 hour before Users Login using No Machine (NX). Remote Access
< 2 - 0 hours LC/EHC Will contact user to inform beamline available.  GDA messenger/ Email to user
0 - 8 hours Users

Run experiments.

If you finish early, call LC/EHC. 

01235 778787(EHC) or contact number LC provided you with

8 hours Users Complete experiments, unload last sample and make hutch safe.  
> 8 hours Users/LC/EHC Remove samples and put in storage dewar and attach included return label for return shipment.  
Prior to and up to 1 day after Users Request dewar back. Shipping Your Dewar Home
> 1 day Diamond Stores Dewar collected by shipping company.  
> 1 day Users Complete feedback form sent by the User office. UAS
> 2 days Users Dewar received   
> 2 days Users If eligilble claim appropriate academic use costs from diamond

https://userclaims.diamond.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

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