Carl-Ivar Brändén building (CIBB)
71, Avenue des Martyrs
CS 90181
F-38042 Grenoble

MX Beamlines

Purpose of the platform (operated by ESRF in collaboration with EMBL)

High throughput X-ray Data Collection Facilities.

- The ESRF MX Group
collaborates with the EMBL Grenoble to provide access to
the following MX synchrotron beamlines:

ID14 [2 fixed energies and 1 MAD end station]
ID23 [1 MAD and 1 microfocus end station]
ID29 [1 MAD end station]

- It offers about 2000 shifts per year. In addition CRG beamlines make available around 360 shifts/year to the public programme.

Funding visitors access to crystallography beamlines

EMBL Grenoble gives additional financial support to eligible ESRF visitors under
the new Integrated Infrastructure Initiative [I3] ’Integrating Activity on
Synchrotron and Free Electron Laser Science’ [IA-SFS]. The I3 Project IA-SFS is
supported by the European Community - Research Infrastructure Action under the FP6 ’Structuring the European Research Area’.
Guidelines for the use of ESRF/BM14 beamlines and funding:


Gordon Leonard
tel.: +33 (0)4 76 88 23 94

Staff in charge of the platform

See the web pages.

In practice

- ESRF ID14-[1,2,4], ID23-[1,2], ID29.
- CRG: BM30, BM14, BM16
Access mode:
- Access to the facilities is via a number of means:
Peer reviewed projects (each PSB partner may be part of a Block Allocation Group). Review is taken every 12 months for BAGs.
Individual projects for non-BAG members – Rolling Access (application at any point in the year and beamtime allocation normally within 6 weeks)
Collaborative research projects with ESRF MX Group members.
Commercial proprietary access.
Costs for PSB users: none
How to make a request:
- For PSB members, projects will be part of a BAG application.
- Most projects will be allocated beam time and a local contact support for experiments then follows the normal procedures. Projects that involve more than the normal local contact activity should be considered as collaborative and should be planned with the scientist concerned. Projects of a collaborative nature will scheduled and supported on a more informal basis.
"We acknowledge the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility for provision of synchrotron radiation facilities and we would like to thank xyz for assistance in using beamline ##."