ALS General User Proposal
(Includes Experiment Safety Sheet)
For beamtime cycle including: November 22, 2013
Overview and ...
Does this experiment require any proprietary time? (Proprietary work is where there is
no intention to publish or make the...
● Narrative description of the science to be pursued. Please be aware that
reviewers may not be an expert in your field.
●...
Information can be studied for housing materials, to create a new type of ultra-modern
house that literally breathes in pl...
Technical Description of Experiment: Identify hazards and describe process (50-100
words)*
We will be scanning a raw eggsh...
Experimental Safety Sheet (ESS)
Sample materials and chemicals
Only small quantities of hazardous substances are allowed o...
Experiment Safety Sheet
Submission Agreement
As Experimenter in Charge I certify that:
1. I am responsible for the safe co...
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Example proposal for beamline 8.2 at the ALS

  1. 1. ALS General User Proposal (Includes Experiment Safety Sheet) For beamtime cycle including: November 22, 2013 Overview and Contact Information Title of Experiment (100 characters max including spaces): Eggshell Scan Abstract: Describe the proposed research project (600 characters max including spaces) Abstracts generally cover: (1) what the objectives of the study were; [BACKGROUND] (2) how the study was done; [METHODS] (3) what results were obtained; [RESULTS] (4) and the significance of the results. [CONCLUSION] We at the Black Pine Circle Scientific Studies Division, want to scan an eggshell. Poes on the surface of the shell allow air and moisture to go through. A larger, 3D- model will provide tactile information. Designs may be made to create new housing materials, for hot, humid places. We will be beaming hard X-rays through the sample from various angles, giving us a computer model, which can be 3D-printed. This Information can be studied for housing materials, to create a new type of ultra-modern house that literally breathes in places with moisture buildup. Discipline (choose one by putting an ‘X’ in the box) [ ] Physics [ ] Applied Science [ ] Geosciences & Ecology [X] Life Sciences [ ] Materials Sciences [ ] Chemical Sciences [ ] Energy Sciences Type of research:
  2. 2. Does this experiment require any proprietary time? (Proprietary work is where there is no intention to publish or make the results available, eg commercial work) Check for yes [ ] Are you applying for [X] Beamline 8.3.2 - Hard X-ray Micro-Tomography [ ] Other Scientific Keywords (helpful for choosing proposal reviewers) eggshell, scan, hard X-ray, 3D-Printer Principal Investigator of your group (leader and the individual responsible for the group) Name: [removed] Email address: [removed] Institution:Black Pine Circle Scientific Studies Division Experimental Lead of your group (person completing the proposal form) Name: [removed] Email address: [removed] Institution: Black Pine Circle Scientific Studies Division (please list) Other team members: [removed] Scientific Support Case Please complete your scientific support case. (no more than 500 words) ● Title
 ● Abstract

  3. 3. ● Narrative description of the science to be pursued. Please be aware that reviewers may not be an expert in your field. ● Justification for each beam line and the amount of beam time requested (may include preliminary data to demonstrate feasibility)
 ● Previous scientific accomplishments and synchrotron experience
 ● References * 1 page. in length. Only the first page will be read by the review, the rest will be ignored. The following criteria, endorsed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) in the IUPAP Recommendations for the Use of Major Physics Users Facilities, will be used by the Proposal Study Panels (PSPs) to evaluate beam time proposals for general users: 1. Scientific merit 2. Technical feasibility 3. Capability of the experimental group 4. Availability of the resources required PIs and experimental leads will find it helpful to address each of these aspects in their proposals. Scientific Support Case: Eggshell Scan We at the Black Pine Circle Scientific Studies Division, want to scan an eggshell. Pores on the surface of the shell allow air and moisture to go through. A larger, 3D- model will provide tactile information. Designs may be made to create new housing materials, for hot, humid places. We will be beaming hard X-rays through the sample from various angles, giving us a computer model, which can be 3D-printed. This
  4. 4. Information can be studied for housing materials, to create a new type of ultra-modern house that literally breathes in places with moisture buildup. We will be using Beamline 8.3.2, to scan our sample and create a 3D-model of it. We realise that Beamline time is precious, so we are not asking for more than 45 minutes on the line. Our work is entirely non-profit, and could revolutionize architecture and construction around the world. Using the hard X-rays, we can get a 3D-model on the computer, and then convert that into a 3D-model that has been printed by a 3D- printer. The Principal Investigator, Scientist 1, has been interested in science for almost his entire life. Last year, in a team effort with other esteemed scientists, Scientist 1 built an earthquake-safe building using only paper and tape. “We all had to do different things and we did not argue so in all I think that our building process went very well.” Scientist 2, Experimental Lead, has been to the synchrotron twice before. He also worked on an earthquake-safe building with a different team at around the same time as Scientist 1. Scientist 2 has a lot of excess knowledge about particle physics, because he has spare time. Or, rather, he makes spare time. He is currently working on developing a game for the Android platform, with fellow Beamline 8.3.2 scientists. Scientist 2 has attended lectures on physics by Art Sussman, Ian Hinchliffe, and had his picture taken with a cardboard cutout of Saul Perlmutter. Scientist 3 has been working on a project which has expanded his knowledge of 3D-printing and coding. His idea was to 3D-print a toy car, put a motor and wheels in, and remote control it with a Raspberry Pi. Other than that, Scientist 3 has also worked on an Earthquake-safe building. He has extremely good hand-to-eye coordination and can do precision work faster than anyone else in our group.
  5. 5. Technical Description of Experiment: Identify hazards and describe process (50-100 words)* We will be scanning a raw eggshell, meaning that there is a possibility that we could be dealing with Salmonella. We will wash our hands frequently and make sure to clean the sample before going to the ALS. We will also keep the eggshell away from places that could be affected by Salmonella. Hazard Checklist Check the box of material and equipment that your are bringing. After all safety information relating to your experiment have been filled out you will be presented with a submission agreement to complete the process. [ ] Sample materials and chemicals (Mandatory Section) [ ] Radioactive materials
 [ ] Radiation hazards
 [X] Biological materials (includes any material of biological origin) [ ] Nanoparticles
 [ ] Lasers (Classes 3b, or 4) (only if you are bringing this with you) [ ] High Mag Fields
 [ ] RF Surveys
 [ ] Cryogens
 [ ] Electrical Equipment (anything with a plug)
 [ ] Vacuum Chambers and apparatus/Vacuum qualification [ ] Endstation Apparatus, Gases and Gas Systems
 [ ] Other Hazards
  6. 6. Experimental Safety Sheet (ESS) Sample materials and chemicals Only small quantities of hazardous substances are allowed on the ALS experiment floor and all hazardous materials must be in approved containers. In addition, only limited storage space for hazardous materials is available; please bring the smallest quantity possible. Shipping hazardous materials to the ALS must follow Berkeley Lab regulations (see PUB 3000 below). Shipment and transfer of hazardous materials is by approved carriers only. Transportation of hazardous materials by personal or Lab vehicle is prohibited. [X] Sample materials and chemicals (Mandatory Section) List all materials planned for use in this experiment. Include samples (targets) and chemical solvents. Material Solid,
 Liquid or Gas Amount Units Eggshell Solid 4 mm3 [ ] Electrical Equipment (anything with a plug)
 Please list: [X] Biological materials (includes any material of biological origin) Species: Source: Physical State: [ ] Dried [ ] Embedded. What is the sample embedded in? [ ] Fixed. What is the fixative used?
 [X] Fresh
 [ ] Frozen
 [ ] Other, please specify
  7. 7. Experiment Safety Sheet Submission Agreement As Experimenter in Charge I certify that: 1. I am responsible for the safe conduct of this proposed experiment. 2. All hazard information provided above is correct and that I will provide the ALS updates to this information whenever there are changes. 3. I will ensure that all experimental team members will become familiar with and follow the ALS safety requirements. 4. I will inform the ALS of all experimental team members and will designate a backup for myself if I do not participate directly. 5. I and all experimental team members will complete all necessary safety training. By typing your name, you are signing this agreement: Experimental Lead: [removed] Date: 11/19/13

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