CHESS is accepting beamtime proposals and beamtime requests (BTR) for beamlines that are part of the Center for High Energy X-ray Sciences (CHEXS) at CHESS and MacCHESS for the September to November 2020 cycle.
- PIPOXS beamline (ID2A) - CHEXS
- FAST beamline (ID3A) – CHEXS
- QM2 beamline (ID4B) - CHEXS
- HPBioSAXS and BioSAXS beamline (ID7A1) CHEXS and MacCHESS
- HPBio-MX and FlexX beamline (ID7B2) CHEXS and MacCHESS
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to continue to impact the ability of users to travel to CHESS for experiments. Therefore, we have developed remote and mail-in capabilities at all CHESS beamlines. Important information about these capabilities can be found on the CHESS beamline websites that can be accessed from the Beamline Directory. We ask you to indicate in your proposal which access mode (remote, mail-in, joint venture) is most suitable for your proposed experiments. Please do not hesitate to reach out to the CHESS scientists if you have questions or require additional information about CHESS capabilities.
Submitting a general user proposal is the most common way for users to access a beamline. To be scheduled in the September to November 2020 cycle, a proposal must be submitted by the Proposal Deadline, Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.
Users can also submit a beamtime request (BTR) for an existing proposal. In order to submit a BTR, users must have an active beamtime proposal, i.e. a proposal submitted to CHESS within the past two years. To be scheduled in September to November 2020 cycle, a BTR must be received by the BTR Deadline, Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020.