BCSB Project List Overview

NOTE: More detailed information about each project is on the Confluence pages.


Vortex Analyze data using pimca March 2018
B4 Autocentering and autocollection:

Next steps: add automatic determination of detector distance, add crystal images to Data Manager page, add functionality to do data collection based on auto-loop centering without rastering, add viewing of auto-processed results from a web page


Automated determination of collimator size and exposure time.

July 2018
Expanding features  RadDose based on DBS signal  July 2018



Gonio improvement New snout July 7, 2016 New snout ordered in May, arrived on June 13. Tested on June 13. Turned out to be slightly longer than old one, so adjusted gonio and robot accordingly.
 Autoprocessing mtz file creation  July 29, 2016 The autoprocessing script now includes output log and mtz files from Pointless and Aimless. and Also automatic processing independently with DIALS.
 B4 Add ability for manual evaluation.  July 18, 2016 Will not be available in b3, but b4 can be run simultaneously with b3 to access this feature.
Reduction of ice in dewars Copper-bottom lid installed on 501 to reduce friction between lid and dewar.  August 16, 2016 Installed and tested.
Pilatus – 502  Replaced 2 modules and associated electronic boards (new design from Dectris) and internal cable  August 18, 2016 This introduced a new error with the cancel run command.  which Dectris fixed during January shutdown.
B3 Show SpotFinder results for every image Sept 26, 2016 Also implemented in b4.
B3 Shutterless raster installed on 502. Oct 7, 2016 Raster sped up on ADSC beamlines as well.
Centering stability AC Unit for 503 Oct 26, 2016 Drain line feeds into ring area drain
Expanding capabilities Kappa on 502  Nov 7, 2016 New interlocks installed to allow full rotation of phi when using kappa. Also modified DBS brcketry.
Beamline characterization/optimization Automatic calibration of collimator size scripts implemented Nov 30, 2016  Code is in python, and uses SciPy.
Expanding capabilities Shutterless helical vector Dec 14 2016 Note that shutterless raster and non-shutterless vector are already in operation
Pin base warmer Installed on 5.0.1 and 5.0.2. Runs automatically between pins upon exchange. User has control over base heating as needed. Mar 2017 Measured temperature at loop when pin base warmer is on. Temperature is stable for two minutes while pin base is warming.
Pilatus – 501 New Pilatus detector installed and tested on 5.0.1. Running simultaneously on same PPU as 5.0.2. Mar 2017 Column of bad pixels in corner. Masked out for now. Dectris scheduled to fix during June 2-bunch.
Reduction of ice in dewars New copper-base robot dewar lid on 5.0.2 Mar 2017 Installed and tested.
Dynamic beamstop Installed on 5.0.1 (Mitegen version) and 5.0.2 (homemade version). Readout available in b4. April 2017
 Viewing on 502 Replaced cameras June 2017
501 collimator Replaced blades July 2017
 821 mono leak  Opened and tightened seal on crystal July 2017
501 Pilatus detector Fixed bad column July 2017 Dectris on-site July 10-11
B4 Final implementation of b4 August 2017 All functionality implemented and tested. New users will be trained on b4 instead of b3. Starting in 2019, b3 will no longer be available at the beamlines.
Vortex Integrated into b3/b4, with excitation scans enabled. August 2017
Beamline improvements  Automated COR determination August 2017 Positions for Alignment jigs and VersaPins (position Z1) installed into robot dewars on 501 and 502. Robot mount/unmount tested and script for finding COR tested. Available for staff and users. Now can be used with any loop as well as alignment jigs.
Beamline improvements Investigate ways to make the robot faster  September 2017 On 501, collimator now remains in place during mount/unmount.


Monochromator Onsite acceptance testing Sept 2017 Vendor chosen; initial design complete. Seismic calculations done 6/27/16.

Vendor design review complete 7/28/16.

Final Design Review complete 9/19/16.

Seismic approval complete March 2017.

Projected arrival date September 2017.

Mirrors for primary beamline Onsite acceptance testing July 2017 Preliminary Design Review completed Oct 17. Final design review completed Dec 7, 2016. Seismic approval completed Mach 2017. Currently in metrology lab at DLS as of June 2017.
Undulator Site visit (Chuck Swenson). July 2017 Spec complete. Hitachi chosen as vendor. Preliminary design review completed. Projected arrival date: August 2017.
Hutch Manage install of hutch walls onsite. Oct 2017 CAD model complete. Scope and costing analysis complete 6/24/16. Review of design complete 9/4/2016. Bids received. Ordered 5/2017. Projected arrival date: September 2017.



Documentation: instructions on restarting image server and starting rsync for det-servers; documentation on Pilatus trigger; instructions on renewing certificates; instructions on proper order for shutting down BCSB machines Corie, John, Jeff
low angle scatter issue Marc, Corie
821 crystal seal Jeff, Simon
822 ion pump replace Jeff, Simon
821 feedback bug investigation Jeff
501 collimator rebuild Simon
Fix kappa issue on 821 (see Jira BL821-309) Jeff
Fix zoom1 motor on 821 Jeff
Use EPICS to build LabView-equivalent features for Gemini (eg, ability to scan slits or energy against diode reading)  John, Randall, Jeff, Kevin
 Use EPICS on PowerPmac Randall
 Look into alternatives for SpotFinder  John


Cryojet preventative maintenance – all beamlines July, 2018 Jan 2017, August 2017, Jan 2018
501/503 mono flush July, 2019 Feb 2017, August 2017, Jan 2018; Nov 2018
All detector chillers – flush coolant July, 2018 Jan 2016; Feb 2017
All detector chillers – vacuum filters Jan, 2019 Jan 2017, Jan 2018
All detector PCs, ccd1 and ccd2 machines – vacuum filters Jan 2019 Jan 2016, Jan 2017, Jan 2018
502 cryocooler warmup July 2018 April 2016; Feb 2017
821 cryocooler warmup July 2018 April 2016; Feb 2017
Replace 501 robot SmartMotors for dewar *
Replace 502 robot SmartMotors for dewar *  Jan, 2017
Replace 503 robot SmartMotors for dewar *  Jan, 2017
501 replace gripper * April, 2016
502 replace gripper * Aug, 2017 (broken due to interlock failure)
503 replace gripper * Aug, 2014
501 replace collimator July 2020 July, 2017
502 replace collimator July 2019 July, 2016
502 replace goniometer snout * June, 2016
821/822 robot joints grease, J5 belt replace Oct 2018 Oct, 2013
821/822 robot battery replacement June, 2019 June, 2017

 * for these items, we have not yet determined the best schedule for maintenance/replacement.