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Questions regarding GM/CA beamlines should be addressed to your host or [email protected]
Shipping address for our beamlines is:
YOUR HOST NAME
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave.
GM/CA @ APS, Bldg 436D
Lemont, IL 60439
To avoid delays, it is advisable to send the dewars few days earlier than the beamtime start date.
We will refill the Dewars upon their arrival.
You must plan for delivery to the beamline between Monday and Friday!
For returning user dewars, please email your host or Kristin Ahrens at ([email protected]) your address, phone, and FedEx account number and we will have them sent back.
If you have questions, please contact your host or email to [email protected] or (630)252-0662.
Use an import broker for shipments arriving from outside the United States.
Users shipping materials to Argonne National Laboratory from outside the United States are responsible for their own shipments, including all aspects of the U.S. Customs clearing process. Users should hire a customs broker who will file the necessary customs papers and expedite packages through customs.
Argonne will not act as importer, exporter, consignee or broker for a User's international shipments. Users are responsible for any licenses, import duties, taxes, bonds, fees or other charges associated with importation or exportation.
The only on-site accommodation is at Argonne Guest House, https://www.anlgh.org/
As soon as your application is approved for the beamtime, please take some time to visit the APS “USER INFO” page at https://www.aps.anl.gov/Users-Information It is a good source and most of your questions will be answered there.
Before you can access any beamline at APS, you will need to complete mandated training requirements. Please visit APS web site for general training information at https://www.aps.anl.gov/Safety-and-Training/Training/For-Users-and-Employees/Required-Training-for-Users, or contact APS User Office at 1-630-252-9090, or email to [email protected]
Sector specific training, administered by GM/CA @ APS, will be completed as soon as you complete the APS general training and will arrive at Sector 23. Untrained personnel is not allowed to be at the beamline alone and will not have access to the station. Sector specific training will be given only once, so please make sure entire group is present.
At least a week before you arrive at APS, submit your Experimental Safety Assessment form to APS. Visit https://www.aps.anl.gov/Users-Information/Getting-Started/User-Checklist for detailed information and instructions.
The APS Floor Coordinator (ES&H Support) for Sector 23 and LOM-436 is Shane Flood.
Before you are able to conduct experiments at APS, you must have User Agreement. Visit https://www.aps.anl.gov/Users-Information/Legal-Financial/Argonne-User-Facility-Agreements for details.
GM/CA @ APS will provide crystallographic and other software. It is your responsibility to make sure that Your home institution has appropriate licenses for using the software.
At the end of your visit, your host will conduct informal “end of experiment” interview. Please plan about 30 minutes for it. In your publications, please acknowledge the beamline by a following sentence: GM/CA @ APS has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Cancer Institute (Y1-CO-1020) and the National Institute of General Medical Science (Y1-GM-1104). Use of the Advanced Photon Source was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, under contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38.
GM/CA beamlines are located in Sector 23 of APS (LOM 436D). For more information, please follow links below https://www.aps.anl.gov/Beamlines.
Do not forget to bring with you portable disks for backing up your data. You need to plan disks space in the amount of 2TB or more. Supported media and disk formats are described here. Network backups via Globus are available too. Your data will be saved at the GM/CA storage arrays for two weeks only solely to make sure that data is securely delivered to home institutions, complete and undamaged.
If you are planning to use automounter, you would need to bring with you and upload into the JBluIce data acquisition program a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file describing your samples. The spreadsheet templates and the instructions on their filling are avalible through the Facilities -> Automounter requirements page.