Below are the access modes the CoSAXS beamline participates in, and potentially useful notes regarding what is offered for each:

The Solution-SAXS/BioSAXS/SEC-SAXS setup is available for Block Allocation Group access. Additionally, conventional SAXS/WAXS measurements using our standard multiple capillary or our solid/gel holder are also possible within Block Allocation Group access. Conventional SAXS/WAXS measurement BAGS should go to the Soft Matter PAC and Solution-SAXS to the Biology PAC, even if they are not for that research area but they will not be penalised for this. Please contact beamline staff for clarification, if needed.

It is possible to get fast access to CoSAXS for sample feasibility tests in order to check for q-range, sample concentration and signal quality. The measurements should help (especially new users) in preparation of the normal proposals for a later call.

We are also able to offer fast access for short standard measurement service. Please discuss with the beamline staff what your requirements will be, especially the amount of beamline that might be needed for your measurements. This may be limited based on demand.

Examples of available setups: Autoloader for liquid samples, BioSAXS (including SEC-SAXS), Gel/Solid samples, Disposable capillaries, Refillable capillaries. The choice of sample environment will depend on demand so please discuss with the beamline manager before applying for beamtime. The beamline will collect together similar measurements in order to reduce setting up times.

The duration of the test is up to 4 hours, ideally performed by the local contact without the user being present. Samples should be non-toxic for safety considerations and ease of shipping. The local contact will not be responsible for sample preparation on-site or for ancillary measurements. Data will be collected for users according to predetermined plans and the user will be notified when the measurements are completed.

The complete beamline setup is available for Proprietary users,  please contact the MAX IV Industrial Relations Office for further information.

Follow this link to read more about all MAX IV Access modes.

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