SSRL Experimental Run Schedule

The FY2018 run year resumed in mid October on many beam lines. To date we have been able to schedule 675 beam time experiments out of the 880 requests submitted. The SPEAR Operating Schedule (shows holidays, down times, and maintenance/accelerator physics dates) and the X-ray and VUV schedules for the first period are linked below.  Log into the user portal to view and accept individual beam time assignments. The cut off rating on many beam lines is ~1.4/1.5.

Please note these upcoming deadlines to submit beam time requests, new proposals, or proposal extensions:

  • X-ray/VUV beam time requests for February-April 2018 due November 8.
  • X-ray/VUV and Macromolecular Crystallography proposals/extension requests due December 1.
  • Macromolecular Crystallography beam time requests for March-May due January 18.

All users must be registered on the SSRL/LCLS user portal and be listed on a scheduled proposal to access SLAC (review procedures).

BRING ORIGINAL IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS WHEN VISITING the SLAC SUSB VUE Center and Security Badging Office to obtain an ID badge or renew access. This is required at the start of each run year (October-September).

X-ray 2017-2018    

VUV 2017-2018

(BL5, 8, 10-1, 13-1/2/3)  

Macromolecular Crystallography 2016-2017
see also: Support Staff Schedule

FY 2018 SPEAR Operating Schedule


see Schedule Archive


Accelerator Schedule (for staff)

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