COVID-19 Research

NECAT is giving priority to COVID-19 research while accepting all GUP beamtime requests.

NE-CAT and the APS-U

Installation of the Multi-Bend Acromat is scheduled to begin April 17, 2023.

NE-CAT and the APS will be 'dark' one year from this date.  The upgraded APS is scheduled to return to operation in April 2024.  

Locking Pins Are Essential

WARNING

LOCKING ROD MUST BE IN PLACE FOR SHIPPING

...are the words at the top of every shipping cane.  How many of us have read the words or even noticed that they exist?  What happens if you don't put the locking pin in the hole before shipping your pucks?  

New Scheduling Email

Starting this run, we are sending scheduling emails from a central address: necat@anl.gov  Please feel free to send emails to that address if you need to request time as well.   We are letting everyone know of this change, because it seems to be going to SPAM for some people, or getting overlooked since it’s not expected.  

If you have any needs for this run, please feel free to reach out to necat@anl.gov

Dewar Recovery

Sometimes, a dewar arrives warm and without any visible or noticeable breaks in any of the common breakpoints, such as the neck.  In these situations, it is possible that the vacuum has been lost on the dewar over time, preventing it from holding temperature.  NE-CAT can check the integrity of the vacuum by pumping down the dewar, then, while the dewar is under vacuum, Ed Lynch flows helium gas over the outside of the vacuum vessel, especially at the seams.

Office Hours

Questions?

....Answers Provided.

 

Zoom-based office hours to answer questions regarding using NE-CAT, data processing, structure solution or anything else x-ray crystallography-related available weekly.

Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Central Time

Request the Zoom link via email.