SSRL operates as a dedicated synchrotron radiation source for ~8-9 months per year (usually from November through July).
Submitting a proposal is the first step to access beam time at SSRL. Once a proposal is peer reviewed/rated, the spokesperson must request beam time for each scheduling period in which he/she is interested in running an experiment in order to confirm the desired beam line, amount of beam time needed, and their dates available. Proposals are rated on a scale from 1 (highest) to 5 (lowest). Proposals rated better than 1.4 are most likely to receive their optimal number of shifts on their first choice beam line; other requests are accommodated as beam time is available.
REMINDER: New proposals can be submitted three times each year:
- Submit new X-ray/VUV proposals by June 1, September 1, December 1;
- Submit new Macromolecular Crystallography proposals by July 1, December 1, April 1.