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ACA booth adventures

On July 24, 2018, Posted by , In Conferences, With Comments Off on ACA booth adventures

Warriors fans (except Scott), LBNL fans, and the final takedown photos:

BCSB sets up a booth at the ACA

On July 20, 2018, Posted by , In Conferences, With Comments Off on BCSB sets up a booth at the ACA

Nearly lost Simon to the poster, but the booth got made!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCSB goes to the ACA

On July 20, 2018, Posted by , In Conferences, With Comments Off on BCSB goes to the ACA

My group is heading off to the ACA (American Crystallographic Association) to help represent the ALS beamlines. Wait a minute, that doesn’t look like the ALS booth in the background there…

A rare occurence–

On July 19, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on A rare occurence–

Simon in a tie! Must be review time for the ALS-U…

Shutdown work in progress

On July 18, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Shutdown work in progress

ALS is down for the month of July and the first week or so of August. We are taking the opportunity to do a bunch of preventative maintenance on our beamlines. Some of the items include: – cleaning the Be window on 502 (may help to decrease scatter in images)…

Anthony R. – dewar wrangler extraordinaire!

On June 26, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Anthony R. – dewar wrangler extraordinaire!

From July 2017 to May 2018, the BCSB received (and shipped back after beamtime) 758 dewars. Most of these were handled by Anthony. Wow!

Where have all the CCDs gone?

On January 11, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Where have all the CCDs gone?

During the January shutdown, we decided to test the two Q315R detectors that used to live in beamlines 5.0.1 and 5.0.2. Fortunately, they still work! Once Gemini is commissioned (at the end of this year, if all goes well) then we will have to take the Pilatus out of 5.0.1 and move it over to Gemini. Therefore, good to know that the Q315R is still good. Here it is being tested on the floor at 5.0.1.

Space Crystals

On October 2, 2017, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Space Crystals

Recently, Marc helped a user run some crystals which the user had arranged to have grown in zero-gravity. Here are pictures of the crystal capillaries mounted at the beamline, and the raster grid used to locate crystals within a capillary.

Another Day, Another Dewar

On September 28, 2017, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Another Day, Another Dewar

Another one of those Mondays at the beamline:

Winner: Matt Clifton of Nurix!

On May 30, 2017, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Winner: Matt Clifton of Nurix!

We held a jelly bean counting contest at our booth at the ACA. Matt Clifton of Nurix was the winner. Good job, Matt!