RESEARCH PROPOSAL FORM
The Research Proposal Form is the main document describing the proposal (objectives and experiments). Available for download at SAU Online portal.
- Always use the latest template;
- Follow the instructions for format, content and template size limit (two pages A4, font size 10 as a minimum);
- Use pictures frequently. They are always helpful to illustrate processes and previous data to define or support a problem etc. Figures should be included in the file.
|Is this a continuation of a previous proposal?||If this proposal is a continuation of work done under a previous proposal, give the previous proposal number and indicate what changes have been made.|
|Scientific Background||Give the general and specific scientific background. State clearly the aim of the proposed experiment together with the motivation for the present proposal.|
|Expected results||Describe the expected results, their scientific or technical relevance, and how they relate to existing work on the topic.|
|Previous Characterization||Give results of preliminary work carried out with synchrotron radiation and/or any other method. If you do not have any previous characterization, justify it.|
|Experimental Method||This section must detail the type of measurements to be performed, the synchrotron technique to be used, including the required experimental setup and sample environment.If any specific instrumentation is going to be used, it also must be described in this section. Queries concerning the feasibility (technical or safety aspects) of an experiment should be clarified with LNLS staff before the proposal is submitted.In particular, the sample environment conditions must be described (e.g. temperature range, vacuum pressure, magnetic field or any other important parameter of the experiment) as well as the number of samples and standards to be measured. Safety concerns about the samples are given independently in the Sample and Safety form.|
|Justification of the requested Beamtime||Based on the number of samples and on strategy of the experiment, justify the amount the beam time needed.|