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Special call for proposals for the LNLS beamlines

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Submissions are open from December 10th, 2018, to May 10th, 2019. This call is intended only for complementing proposals evaluated and executed over the last two years.


Dear LNLS users,

A special sall for Proposals is open for the LNLS beamlines listed below. This call concerns the beamtime available during the first semester of 2019, from January 29th to July 31st.

This special call for proposals is intended to supply beamtime for the users during the transition period from the UVX to the Sirius synchrotron light sources.

This call is intended only for complementing proposals that have been evaluated by the Proposal Review Committees (PRCs) and that have been executed over the last two years (2017 – 2018) at the UVX beamlines.

Submissions are open from December 10th, 2018, to May 10th, 2019.

We look forward having all of you taking the opportunity to complement your ongoing research at the LNLS beamlines.

With regards,

Serviço de Apoio aos Usuários
SAU/ CNPEM

 


Special rules for this call

  • This call is intended only for complementing proposals that have been evaluated by the Proposal Review Committees (PRCs) and that have been executed over the last two years (2017 – 2018) at the UVX beamlines.
  • Submissions are open from December 10th, 2018, to May 10th, 2019, depending on availability of each beamline.
  • Beamtime will be scheduled from the January 29th to July 31st, 2019.
  • Submissions are open continually, without any interruption. However, the evaluation will be done in a monthly basis, with meetings scheduled during the 4th week of each month. The first committee meeting is scheduled for January 21st.
  • Previously to the proposal submission, it is compulsory to present a consistent Experimental Report about previous results, ongoing analysis and/or publications.
  • It is relevant for the evaluation to clearly state what will be done to complement the previous results and to get to the conclusion of the research.
  • It is also extremely important to include in the list of proponents all the collaborators that will effectively take part in the experiment. This should include not only the main proposer and PI (Principal Investigator) but also students, post-docs and eventually LNLS collaborators. A clear statement about the team will support the decision.
  • Following similar rules as for the Standard Proposal, two researchers will be eligible for financial support, independent of origin in Latin America.

Proposal submission

  • As usual, research proposal submission goes through the SAU Online portal. To access the portal, please go to the following link: https://sauonline.lnls.br/.
  • The option “Special Fast Track” mode must be used for any submission.
  • The Standard and Fast Track modes will not be available during this period. Depending on the demand in a few beamlines, the normal Fast Track mode might be re-opened.

Evaluation and beamtime grant processes

  • The internal LNLS committee, which includes beamline managers, advised by all scientific staff, and directors, will be the responsible for the evaluation, setting the priority for proposals at each beamline.
  • The internal LNLS committee will evaluate the previous results and the justification for the continuation of experiments. The expected research outcome in short and medium terms will also be considered.
  • A maximum of 20 days (or 60 shifts) will be granted per beamline at each evaluation round.
  • The granted beamtime must be used within a period of at most 90 days after approval. This means that the proposer and his/her team are supposed to be ready to promptly use the beamtime when they are scheduled.
  • Resubmitting the proposal is always possible, after considering the comments and criticisms of the committee.

List of beamlines and coordinators for this call

Reminder: Before going through the submission, please, follow the steps:

  • Contact beamline manager for questions and availability of beamtime;
  • Inform the portal with all previous publications;
  • Write and upload Experimental Reports from previous related experiments;
  • Be sure that all collaborators are listed and agreed to take part in the experiment.

X-ray diffraction
XPD – Cristiane Rodella (cristiane.rodella@lnls.br)
XRD1 – Alexandre Magnus Carvalho (alexandre.carvalho@lnls.br)
XRD2 – Marcio Medeiros Soares (marcio.soares@lnls.br)

X-ray absorption
XAFS2 – Santiago Figueroa (santiago.figueroa@lnls.br)
XDS – Narcizo Marques Souza Neto (narcizo.souza@lnls.br)
DXAS – Gustavo Azevedo (gustavo.azevedo@lnls.br)

Soft X-ray spectroscopy
PGM – Julio Criginski Cezar (julio.cezar@lnls.br)

Fluorescence and tender X-ray spectroscopy
SXS – Flávio Cesar Vicentin (flavio.vicentin@lnls.br)
XRF – Carlos Alberto Perez (carlos.perez@lnls.br)

Small Angle X-ray Scattering
SAXS1 – Florian Meneau (florian.meneau@lnls.br)

Macromolecular Crystallography
MX2 – Ana Zeri (ana.zeri@lnls.br)

X-ray imaging
IMX – Nathaly Archilha (nathaly.archilha@lnls.br)

Infrared
IR – Raul Freitas (raul.freitas@lnls.br)