APS User Experiments End April 17, 2023 for the APS Upgrade installation period to begin April 24, 2023
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The DCS utilizes the APS Beam Time Access System to receive all proposals for experimental time at the DCS (CAT and General User). Because of the unique challenges in creating a user schedule for the DCS, the schedule is created one Run ahead of the normal APS schedule. For example, the submission deadline for Run 1 of any calendar year for other APS sectors shall correspond to the deadline for Run 2 (of that same calendar year) submissions for DCS Users.
Explanation of Shift Allocation at DCS for Experimental Time
- When submitting your proposal in the Beam Time System for DCS experimental time, you will be asked to specify the number of shifts required to complete your experiments.
- One shift = 8 hours.
- The DCS allocates user time on a per day basis (not by individual shifts), 3 shifts will be charged toward your proposal for one day of experiments. Two days of experiments = 6 shifts, and so on.