User Guide –
We understand that travelling to the CLS can be time-consuming and expensive for some users. For this reason, we offer “Remote” Access for many experiments.
How it works:
1.You describe your goals to us.
a. I want spectra of propane in the 400-1190 region, with a 72-meter pathlength at pressures of 0.004 torr, 0.01 torr, and 0.1 torr
b. I want spectra of propane with the strongest line is 90% saturated, in the 30-335, 335-535 and 490-1190 cm-1 regions.
c. I would like spectra of the following compounds in the 490-1190 region….
2. In collaboration with beamline staff, you make a plan for the beamtime.
3. Beamline staff collects the spectra for you.
4. At times during the collection worked up data is uploaded to an FTP site for you to review (you will be contacted when this is done.
5. You review the data and make any changes to the plan as needed.
6. All data is uploaded to the FTP site once your beamtime ends.
What type of experiments is “Remote” Access Available for:
Not all experiments are appropriate for remote access, some require a too much interaction for the beamline staff to handle, some require specialized knowledge that the beamline staff does not have and some use expensive samples or equipment for which beamline staff cannot take responsibility.
In general, if you are interested in taking advantage of “Remote” Access you MUST contact Brant Billinghurst to decide if your experiment can be done “remotely”. We will try our best to accommodate you. “Remote” Access is only available with prior approval from the Beamline Responsible Scientist.
The following experiments are not available through remote access:
- Discharge cell experiments (The discharge cell requires that someone be present on the beamline whenever it is running, staffing levels make this impossible without the user being present)
- Tube Furnace experiments (The tube furnace requires that someone be present on the beamline whenever it is running, staffing levels make this impossible without the user being present)