MAX IV from time to time welcome the submission of proposals, following special criteria as outline below, for scientific experiments that will help in the commissioning of new beamline capabilities. Commissioning experiments are available for specific beamlines and specific instrumentation / methods only. See Proposal calls & available techniques page for further details.

 

Proposers are requested to discuss their proposal with the beamline staff before submission. Proposers agree to the following criteria in the selection of proposals for beamtime and access to MAX IV under these calls:

  • The suggested commissioning experiment(s) must have the potential to significantly contribute to the development of the beamlines capabilities.
  • The researchers coming to the MAX IV Laboratory must have the expertise necessary to be able to contribute to the development of the beamlines capabilities.
  • The researchers coming to the MAX IV Laboratory can preferably contribute with expertise not already available in the beamline group or at MAX IV Laboratory.
  • The commissioning expert users accept that commissioning of the beamline capabilities has preference over conducting the specific experiments that the researchers may have suggested.
  • The commissioning expert users accept that scheduling and rescheduling may occur with short notice.
  • Scientific excellence of the proposed experiment is regarded as a plus, but not a necessary requirement of a commissioning experiment.

How to submit a Commissioning proposal in DUO

  1. Make sure there is an open Commissioning Expert proposal call open for your beamline of interest (Marked as “CommExpts” in the table).
  2. Choose Proposal Type Normal.
  3. Choose Research Area Commissioning.
  4. Use the special Commissioning proposal template.

 

Please make sure to always upload all publications resulting from experiments at MAX IV to the DUO Publication Database and to link them to the relevant proposal ID and Beamline.