Questions regarding GM/CA beamlines should be addressed to your host or
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
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
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
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
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
or contact APS User Office at 1-630-252-9090, or email to
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.
for detailed information and instructions.
GM/CA Environmental, Safety & Health Plan.
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
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
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
Automounter requirements page.
GM/CA @ APS is an
Office of Science User Facility operated for the
U.S. Department of Energy by
Argonne National Laboratory
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