Call for Proposals for µSR Experiments at the SµS
The call I/2024 is open for the µSR instruments DOLLY, FLAME, GPD, GPS, HAL-9500 and LEM.
- Note that the instrument DOLLY is not available for call II/2024 (deadline June 1, 2024).
- Note that for the new FLAME instrument, it is possible that not all the automation of the experiment controls is fully functioning. Therefore, we will accept proposals for FLAME with the mutual understanding that experimentation might be still more challenging than on other SMuS instruments. Please consider longer experiment times in your proposal for this reason.
- If you are not sure about the most suitable instrument for your research, necessary sample mass and sample alignment or any other experimental issue please discuss with the instrument scientists before the submission of the proposal.
Next deadline for submission in DUO (call I/2024):
- December 01, 2023, 23:59 CEST.
- For the instruments FLAME, GPD, GPS, HAL-9500 and LEM:
June to September 2024.
- For the instrument DOLLY (not available in call II/2024):
June to September 2024.
The deadline for the 2nd call II/2024 is June 01, 2024, for the allocation period October to December 2024.
Proposals have to be submitted via the DUO web interface. Please note, that the main text/description of the proposal, including figures, has to be uploaded as a pdf file, with a maximum of 3 pages and a maximum size of 4 MB.
For details about the PSI User Office, see here.
For a description of the instruments see here.
In addition to the normal access mode (i.e. Proposals) beam time can possibly be obtained through Requests for Urgent Beam Time (see below).
- Allocation periods: see above.
- Deadline for submission in DUO for call I/2024: December1, 2023, 23:59 (Swiss time, CEST).
- Please note: this is a hard deadline - post deadline editing of proposals will be disabled.
2. Requests for Urgent Beam Time (Director's Discretion Time)
Reserved for feasibility tests or urgent measurements on new materials. A very limited amount of beam time is reserved for urgent beam time requests. For the request of urgent beam time (typically 1 or 2 days) an informal letter containing the relevant information about the project, the sample, the requested instrument and number of necessary days may be addressed electronically at any time of a running cycle to:
Dr. Thomas Prokscha
Head ad Interim of LMU
Paul Scherrer Institut
CH-5232 Villigen PSI