Info for Users

List of available stuff

Preparation chamber (zipped file with PDF designes) has LEED&AUGER, Ar+ sputter gun (0.5-5 kV), Omicron evaporator for 3 sources, gas line for 2 gases. Sample manipulator of preparation chamber can be cooled down to -100 0C and heated up to 300 0C, if you need higher temperatures we have heater up to >2000 0C. Also we have  UHV dimond scraper, cleavage posts and silver epoxy for UHV, Omicron sample holders from copper, tantalum and molibdenum. Additionally we can also make Louer measurements of your samples for orienting them on the sample holder.. If you need more or something else please contact us and we will check if we have it.

Scheduling accepted proposals

The beamline coordinator takes care of contacting all of the users whose proposals have been accepted, following the rank indicated by the Review Panel. We try to arrange the beamtime calendar keeping into account the experiment requirements and your specific needs.

Sending us your instrumentation

During the scheduling of the various proposals, we carefully check with you whether we have all the necessary equipment for  experiments. If something is missing, we make specific agreements so that you send us what is needed in time for the experiments. If you prefer to bring the instrumentation you need to install in the preparation chamber  with you, note that we need at least 36 hours for the chamber to be ready to use and plan your arrival accordingly.

Preparation of the experiments

In the case of complex experiments, e.g. experiments that require lengthy preparation, agreements can be made for you to begin to work a few days earlier than the official beginning of the beamtime. This might be useful when in-situ sample preparation is needed, or for the calibration of evaporators, or if complex instrumentation needs to be installed.  All of this is discussed with the beamline coordinator at the sutable time in advance.

Important note concerning funding

Funding agencies normally refund expenses in the time interval one day prior and after the beamtime. Thus, in the case you arrive earlier, your expenses ARE NOT COVERED. We invite you to check this with the Elettra User Office.

Before your arrival

The user office webpages offer you advice on several topics regarding your staying at Elettra, including accommodation, car rental and how to reach the Elettra site.

Fill the Access Request in advance!

Most importantly, don't forget to fill in the Access Request from. Timing for the submission of the Access Request varies according to Users Categories: General Users, Research Team Members and Collaborators must submit their Access Form at least two weeks before the experiment. Italian Users must submit their Request at least one month before the experiment.

Contact us

Don't forget to contact us, so that we can arrange an appointment to meet at the beamline!

Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2022 08:28