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SAXS Core Facility

Becoming a Core Facilities User


The following steps are applicable to anyone who would like to become a user of the CCR SAXS Core facilities. All users are required to follow the Core Facilty User Polices.

The CCR SAXS Core Facility provides access to Synchrotron SAXS/WAXS at 12 ID-B beamline of Advanced Photo Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) through a Partner User Program (PUP). The CCR SAXS core has 9 shifts (eight hours per shifts) beamtime per month excluding January, May and September that is maintenance time of the beamline. The CCR SAXS Core Facility also provides access to in-house SAXS instrument. Currently, the CCR SAXS Core facility is open to intramural and extramural researchers free of charge.The following steps are applicable to anyone who would like to become a user of the CCR SAXS Core facilities.

If you are interested in becoming a user, please let your principle investigator contact Drs. Yun-Xing Wang and Lixin Fan. The request should contain a brief summary of the scientific project and goals of the SAXS experiments. Principal Investigators or Supervisors of users must be informed of and authorize planned use of the NCI SAXS core resource. The following is the contact information:

Dr. Lixin Fan
Senior Scientist
Center for Cancer Research
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Building 538, Rm. 124A
Frederick, MD, 21702
Phone: (301) 846-1362 Office
Fax: (301) 846-6231
E-mail:lixin.fan@nih.gov

Dr. Yun-Xing Wang
Senior Principle Investigator
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 538, Room 116
Frederick, MD 27102-1201
Phone: 301-846-5985
E-mail:wangyunx@mail.nih.gov

Synchrotron SAXS/WAXS Users

Per approval, you will be added into a user list and get email notice regarding the APS beamtime. For those who wish to send students, postdoctoral fellows or staff to collect their own data at the APS beamline and have no badge to APS, they should register as a new user of APS through webpage http://www.aps.anl.gov/Users/Current/. You need to get a badge to ANL and complete online trainings required by APS before you can work at the beamline. APS user office will guide you through this procedure once you registered as an APS user. You should register at last a month earlier before your planned trip to the beamline. To request synchrotron beamtime, please refer to User Policies

In-house SAXS instrument users

Once you become a user, you could ship or drop off your samples and the core stuff would help to run the measurements. For users who want to participant in data collection or collect data by themselves, they should become “authorized user” in order to work at the SAXS instrument. You need to fill and sign “X-ray Program User Application Form”, get a dosimeter, operation and safety training before you can work at the SAXS instrument. For more information and assistance, please contact:

Dr. Lixin Fan
Senior Scientist
The Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Core Facility
Center for Cancer Research
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
1050 Boyles St, Bldg 538, Rm. 124A
Frederick, MD, 21702
E-mail:lixin.fan@nih.gov
Phone: (301) 846-1362 Office