Remote Access News
- Remote access is now available at all times on all MX beamlines at Diamond. Contact your local contact and read the manual pages if you wish to use this mode of access.
- Apple Macs running Lion and Mountain Lion are now supported - see instructions here.
- A new web form has been created to simplify the administration of organising the return of your dewars.
Diamond now provide remote access beamtime for users of I02, I03, I04, I04-1 and I24.
Rules associated with remote access and short shift access are here. You must follow these if you wish to use the MX facilities at Diamond for remote access and short shifts.
Please contact your local contact well in advance of your scheduled time if you wish to use remote access. Remote access to the beamlines is available at all times with trained Diamond staff available to change pucks.
You can use the beamline either fully remotely or with a mixture of local and remote users during your scheduled experiment. The local users will be responsible for liaising with the remote users and ensuring their samples are placed in the robot dewar. Please bear in mind that if you wish to use the beamlines remotely you will need to be registered on the visit to collect and access your data. For the remote users we would recommend that you have either used Diamond MX beamlines before or have an experienced Diamond user assisting you at the remote site. Following this policy will enable you to get the most out of your beamtime and data collection. If the on-site members of the team have not used Diamond beamlines or the ACTOR/Irelec robot/Unipuck systems before they will need to be on-site before 5pm during week days and before 11am at weekends for training in how to use our systems.
As a user it is your responsibility to correctly pack and label your pucks (i.e. base plate numbers match puck numbers) and pass this information on to your local contact.
Note we will only accept Unipucks (with SPINE standard pins) on Diamond beamlines.
In the long term a number of different modes of remote access will be proposed and developed in conjunction with the user community. If you have specific suggestions on the current set-up and how you would like to see this mode of access develop at Diamond please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.