[phenixbb] PX beamtime application deadline Sept 1st!

Peter Zwart PHZwart at lbl.gov
Fri Aug 29 11:40:08 PDT 2008

Dear All,

The deadline for general user proposals for PX beamtime at the ALS is
comming up soon! At the BCSB, we have 5 beamlines for which you can
apply for beamtime. At the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology
(BCSB) we have recently completed a number of upgrades:

Sector 8:  Recent improvements include:

    * A high-accuracy microdiffractometer on BL 8.2.1, allowing for
centering and viewing of very small crystals
    * Robot automounters which can increase the screening throughput
at the beamlines, and will allow for the implementation of remote data
    * A new large format (315mm active surface area) CCD detector on
BL 8.2.1, facilitating data collection on large unit cell crystals

Sector 5:  Beamlines (5.0.1 and 5.0.3) now generate 1.5x10^11 photons
per second at 0.97 Angstrom. This wavelength is slightly above the Se
K edge making them ideal for performing Se SAD experiments. Beamline
5.0.2 (the tunable beamline) generates a peak flux of 8x10^11 photons
per second, and the energy range of 5.0.2 has been extended to 17 keV,
enabling the routine use of shorter wavelengths and anomalously
scattering elements such as bromine.

Please visit http://bcsb.lbl.gov/ for more details about the Center
and its beamlines.

If you'd like to apply for Oct/Nov/Dec beamtime at the Advanced Light
Source, please submit a General User proposal by September 1, 2008.

To find out more, click on:


We invite you to submit a proposal at:


If you have any questions or would like to request open beamtime,
please e-mail BCSBBeamtime at lbl.gov.

(Please note that executed user agreements must be received by LBNL
prior to beamtime.  Proprietary fees, if applicable, must be received
by LBNL at least five working days prior to scheduled beamtime.)

P.H. Zwart
Beamline Scientist
Berkeley Center for Structural Biology
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA-94703, USA
Cell: 510 289 9246
BCSB: http://bcsb.als.lbl.gov
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