Experiments at Swiss Light Source
Experiments are grouped into two classes, depending on how the results of the measurements are treated.
Non-proprietary (academic) experimentsThese are those experiments which are published in proper time in the standard scientific journals of the respective scientific community.
Beamtime is allocated on the basis of proposals which are reviewed by an international committee. The selection of proposals is solely based on scientific merit. For these experiments, access to the SLS beamlines is free according to international standards.
Users supporting the SLS in the development of beamlines or instrumentation through their own resources negotiate special conditions which are detailed in a contract between PSI and such users.