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[X-plor] X-Ray beam time is available NOW on multiple NSLS beam lines.

Robert Sweet sweet at bnl.gov
Wed Sep 21 11:27:10 EST 2005

There is Rapid-Access time available for PX beginning >RIGHT NOW< on NSLS 
beam lines. Also, the deadline for applications for the NSLS's Winter 2006 
cycle is the end of the NSLS working day (5PM EDT) on Friday 30 September 

There is an electronic submission form required.  Please access the web 
site: http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/ for information about the beam lines, 
and forms and instructions for the submission of Rapid-Access and 
long term beam-time proposals.  Our mail-in program is also described, and 
there is the possibility to arrange to use more than one beam line at 

Nine beam lines are available for macromolecular crystallographic data 
collection through the NSLS General User Program: Beam lines X12-B, X12-C, 
X26-C, X8-C, X9-A, X6-A, and X4-A, plus the "insertion-device" beam lines 
X25 and X29.  The deadline is very firm for regular submission; Rapid 
Access or mail-in collection can be requested any time.  Read all of the 
instructions carefully and submit early. Two ADSC Q315 diffractometer 
systems have been installed at X25 
(http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/x25/x25_info.html) and X29 
(http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/x29/x29_info.html) to provide unprecedented 
data-collection power.

  >>>  This represents a huge amount of beam time, including many days <<<
  >>>  on X25 and X29, two of the most usable beamlines anywhere for PX.  <<<

CCD-Based detection systems, as well as sufficient computing power that 
all data can be reduced on site (and often structures can be solved on 
site as well) are available on all of these beam lines.

Support from the office of Biological and Environmental Science of the US 
Department of Energy, and a Research Resource Grant from the National 
Institutes of Health, is providing enhanced support for users to the NSLS. 
Work is being done under this grant to extend the state of the art in 
macromolecular crystallography in both computing hardware and software, 
use of modern detectors, and provision of specimen-mounting 

         Robert M. Sweet                 E-Dress: sweet at bnl.gov
         Group Leader, PXRR: Macromolecular               ^ (that's L
           Crystallography Research Resource at NSLS            not 1)
         Biology Dept
         Brookhaven Nat'l Lab.           Phones:
         Upton, NY  11973                631 344 3401  (Office)
         U.S.A.                          631 344 2741  (Facsimile)

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