Many improvements to the storage ring and beamlines are happening during the fall shutdown at the CLS. At BioXAS, engineers and technicians are installing a new air conditioning system to keep the optical elements, detectors, and electronics operating within their optimal temperature ranges. This will increase beam stability and improve the detector signal to noise ratio. The work will be completed for the start of cycle 33 in January 2021. Pictures of the AC installation https://bioxas-spectroscopy.lightsource.ca/media/uploads/news/air-conditioning_installation_bioxas.png.
The registrations for the Advanced XAS Workshop 2020 are now closed, but you can still submit your information to be considered for the next iteration of the workshop, which will be conducted at a later date still to be decided, certainly more than a year from now.
We are pleased to announce that our next Call for Proposals for Cycle 33, which runs from January 1 to June 30, 2021, is now open! See Applying for Beamtime for Information on how to submit Proposal to BioXAS-Spectroscopy.
Due to COVID-19 CLS is now only accepting samples mailed in, or dropped in, and no external users are allowed on-site. The measurements will be conducted by the staff, but soon it will be possible for users to control the experiments remotely. Details on the Mail-in program can be found at https://www.lightsource.ca/shipping.html Contact the Beamline staff for more details if necessary.