11-BM is a beamline
at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) dedicated to high resolution powder diffraction
measurements. Domestic and international users may submit requests to perform an experiment on the instrument. Industrial
users are also welcome. Learn more about synchrotron x-ray research
at the APS.
Beamtime is awarded and allocated based on scientific proposals submitted by potential users. More information on this is available on the APS User Office
page. The APS is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy
to support fundamental and applied research. There is no cost associated with beamtime awarded for non-proprietary
experiments performed by domestic or international users.
Experiments at 11-BM
There are two ways to perform experiments at 11-BM. Like other beamlines, users may travel to Argonne and perform measurements on-site at the APS.
Alternatively, 11-BM also offers a convenient service for mail-in
access to the instrument. Please note safety restrictions
on hazardous materials which 11-BM mail-in service cannot
Read more about differences between mail-in and on-site access
, and learn how to submit a proposal
requesting beamtime for either access mode. Please contact 11-BM staff
with any questions on how 11-BM can benefit your research.
Rapid Access Mail-In
The 11-BM mail-in service provides users with convenient and rapid access to world-class quality data for routine analyses on a limited number of samples. Read more about each of the mail-in program's 10 easy steps below.
Standard proposals are required for experiments falling outside the scope of our rapid-access mail-in program. These proposals are peer-reviewed three times a year (check the GUP calender
for exact dates). Once accepted, proposals are allocated beam time for subsequent run cycles. Consult the beamline description
for more information about instrumental capabilities - or contact beamline staff
for more up-to-date details.
Questions / Comments ???
Please feel free to contact beamline staff
at anytime (11BM@aps.anl.gov) with your questions, comments, or suggestions about high resolution powder diffraction science at 11-BM.