NOMAD Mail-In Program

  • Mail-in proposals are reviewed continuously, allowing for very short turn-around time.
  • After you receive an e-mail that your proposal have been approved you can ship the samples. You do not need to wait until your experiment is scheduled.
  • The Mail-in program runs on accelerator physics/ maintainance days (Tuesdays) after resumption of neutron production until the next morning (Wednesdays), unless operational considerations dictate otherwise.
  • One proposal can ask for up to five samples to be measured at one temperature (90K, 300K or 500K). There is no restrictions on the number of proposals per user and per run cycle, however an experimental report for previous mail-in proposals is required before submission of a new proposal. If the number of samples exceeds the number of availailable slots on a given day, priority is given to new users.
  • Samples cannot run in the mail-in program if they compete with an approved General User Program proposal. The mail-in program can, however, be used to support a general user proposal from the same group.
  • Samples must arrive preloaded 2 cm high in either 2mm or 3mm diameter quartz glass capillaries available at Hampton research. Capillaries must be suitably sealed (rubber stopper, ..), not flame sealed.
  • The data will be processed with the Mantid autoreduction software, currently producing input files for GSAS, FULLPROF and PDFgetN.
  • If the project does not fit the narrow description of the mail-in program or requires more instrument scientist support, users are encouraged to submit a General User Program proposal.
  • Mail-in proposals must be short. Limit yourself to one page.
  • You can apply for mail-in proposal any time using the Integrated Proposal Tracking System. Chose ‘Mail-in’ as a proposal type.

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