Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) is calling for 2020A (April – July 2020) Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology. Interested parties are encouraged to apply. Before preparing your application, please read the following instructions. Please also refer to the “Call for 2020A SPring-8 Research Proposals -Overview-.”
･Please note that financial support of user fees for non-proprietary beamtime users from foreign organizations has not been available from 2019B term. Similarly, domestic travel, lodging expenses and user fees support has not been available for Budding Researchers Support Proposal from foreign organizations. These expenses and fees have to be borne by the users themselves.
･Please understand that there is a possibility that we cannot provide stable supply of Helium (both liquid and gas) due to the recent situation regarding global helium supply.
List of Beamline Summaries before preparing application because there may be possible changes in available experimental devices at Beamlines due to replacements, removals and other reasons. In addition, prior consultation with beamline scientist is essential for Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology in order to discuss the feasibility and concrete implementation method.Please ensure to refer to the
1. What is the Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology?
2. Application Requirements
3. Research Period
4. Beamlines and Beamtime Available to Users
5. Proposal Submission
6. Submission Deadline for Online Proposals: December 5, 2019, 10:00 am (Japan Time)
7. Proposal Review
8. Notification of Review Results
9. Report Submission
10. Publication of Research Results
Although SPring-8 has been recognized as important measurement and analysis technologies in industries, utilizing the advanced measurement technologies of each beamline of SPring-8 is expected to be effective for leading-edge technical requirements in industry. In order to promote problem-solving and discovery of needs for new applications in industries by utilizing advanced measurement technologies that are new to project leader, SPring-8 have designated the Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology as a new priority field and certain percent of beamtime is set for this priority research program.
We are calling for proposals for industrial applications using measurement techniques that have never been used before by project leaders at SPring-8. You can apply for up to two terms during the designated period (by 2020B term) for proposals using the same measurement technique. For proposals using different measurement techniques, you can apply any number of times during this period. To discuss the feasibility and concrete implementation method, please make sure to consult with beamline staff before submitting your application.
Examples of proposals using measurement techniques that have never been used by project leaders at SPring-8 are as follows:
- Project leader who has used XAFS proposes a HAXPES experiment for the first time
- Project leader who has conducted experiments with hard X-rays proposes a measurement with soft X-rays for the first time
- Project leader who proposes a SAXS experiment for the first time in order to obtain data which supplement data from previous XRD measurements
- Project leader who has experienced Diffraction proposes a new Diffraction experiment using high pressure apparatus for the first time
- Project leader who proposes a DAFS experiment for the first time to solve problems that were left unsolved by previous XRD measurements
- Project leader who has conducted experiments at SPring-8 proposes an experiment using a characteristic and advanced technique of SPring-8 at a BL which is new to the Project Leader
- First-time Project leader who proposes an experiment using a characteristic and advanced techniques of SPring-8
In addition, your application must include at least one person out of a project leader and project team members who is an employee of a private company or related institution. Related institutions by our definition are (1) public testing laboratories, and (2) incorporated foundations/associations whose main business are contract services of experiments/researches for private companies.
Note 1: We categorize national/private universities, independent administrative institutions, special public corporations, and public corporations as neither (1) nor (2).
Note 2: JASRI falls into neither (1) nor (2).
If you are not sure which beamline you should apply for or whether your application meet the Application Requirement above, please contact SPring-8 Users Office. (see 13. Contact).
2020A: From April to July 2020 (tentative)
For beamlines available to users and beamtime allocated to each beamline, click the link below.
Four percent of the entire 2020A public beamline user beamtime will be made available to the Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology at the following 32 beamlines. Please note that the beamtimes available at RIKEN beamlines are less than those at public beamlines.
|Beamlines||Expected Available Beamtime|
|BL02B1||Single Crystal Structure Analysis||8%|
|BL04B1||High Temperature and High Pressure Research||8%|
|BL04B2||High Energy X-ray Diffraction||8%|
|BL08W||High Energy Inelastic Scattering||8%|
|BL09XU||Nuclear Resonant Scattering||8%|
|BL10XU||High Pressure Research||8%|
|BL13XU||Surface and Interface Structures||8%|
|BL20B2||Medical and Imaging I||8%|
|BL20XU||Medical and Imaging II||8%|
|BL25SU||Soft X-ray Spectroscopy of Solid||8%|
|BL27SU||Soft X-ray Photochemistry||8%|
|BL28B2||White Beam X-ray Diffraction||8%|
|BL35XU||High Resolution Inelastic Scattering||8%|
|BL37XU||Trace Element Analysis||8%|
|BL40B2||Structural Biology II||8%|
|BL41XU*||Structural Biology I||8%|
|BL43IR||Infrared Materials Science||8%|
|BL45XU*||Structural Biology III||8%|
*Users who wish to apply for BL41XU or BL45XU, make sure to read here.
Please make sure to contact the Beamline Scientist of the desired beamline before applying for beamtime.
|Beamlines||Expected Available Beamtime|
|BL17SU||RIKEN Coherent Soft X-ray Spectroscopy||2%|
|BL19LXU||RIKEN SR Physics||2%|
|BL26B1*||RIKEN Structural Genomics I||8%|
|BL26B2*||RIKEN Structural Genomics II||2%|
|BL29XU||RIKEN Coherent X-ray Optics||2%|
|BL32XU*||RIKEN Targeted Proteins||2%|
|BL38B1||RIKEN Structural Biology I||not available***|
|BL44B2||RIKEN Materials Science||1%**|
*Users who wish to apply for BL26B1/B2 or BL32XU, make sure to read here.
**Minimum number of beamtime available to users is 3 shifts.
***BL38B1 is not available for 2020A term.
As described in “Call for 2020A SPring-8 Research Proposals –Overview–”, Expected Available Beamtime is 1% for BL05XU. These figures were displayed as “5%” before November 7th by error. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
For the specifications and status of experimental stations, please check the Beamline List. To see what kinds of experiments have been performed at SPring-8, please refer to the SPring-8 Solution Database.
For several bunch modes, click here.
If you have no experience using the desired beamline or if you have questions about the experimental stations, please contact the Beamline Scientist of the beamline of interest before applying for beamtime. To find out which beamline is best suited to your research, please contact the Research & Utilization Division (see 12. Consultation).
Applicants/project leaders are required to submit proposals online through the web-based proposal submission system. Before starting the application process, please first carefully read the “Call for 2020A SPring-8 Research Proposals -Overview-.”
To submit an application online, you need to have obtained a user account (user card ID number and password) by registering yourself. Please make sure that not only project leaders/applicants but also all project team members are registered as SPring-8 users. If you are not registered as a SPring-8 user, click here to register.
Unlike other types of proposals, emphasis is placed on particular criteria in reviewing Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology (See 7. Proposal Review): so please download the MS Word template, provide all required information according to the instructions provided in the template, and copy and paste into the online application form (since there are discrepancies between the required items on the online application form and in the template).
User Information Website (UI site) > Log in to My Page > Application/Reporting > Proposal/Use Plan Submission > New > Non-Proprietary Research > Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology
In addition to the items required for General Proposals, you are also required to state concretely the novelty of the proposed experiment, the necessity of the proposed measurement techniques in problem-solving for the project leader and the reason to apply for this priority research proposal in the Abstract section on the Abstract page.
For step-by-step instructions on how to submit proposals, please see this page.
Important Note about Multiple Applications:
You may not submit another proposal with the same application details as a General Proposal. If your Industrial Application Proposals Using Advanced Technology is rejected, it will then be automatically reviewed as a General Proposal for Industrial Application.
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10:00 am (Japan time)
To avoid last-minute technical problems and possible network congestion caused by heavy online traffic, you are strongly encouraged to complete and submit your application well in advance of the deadline. If you have trouble completing/submitting your application online, please contact the SPring-8 Users Office (see 13. Contact) before the deadline.
Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation email attached with a copy of the Agreement (Rules for Users) in PDF format. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please log in to the system and check if your proposal has been submitted successfully.
UI site > Log in to My Page > Application/Reporting > Proposal/Use Plan Submission > Submitted
The SPring-8 Proposal Review Committee evaluates proposals focusing on the following points:
- Scientific and technological significance
– Especially the novelty of the proposed experiment and the necessity of the proposed measurement techniques in problem-solving for the project leader
- Necessity of SPring-8 as a research tool
- Technical feasibility of the proposal
- Safety of the experiment
Review results will be available in “My Page” of UI site at mid-February 2020.
Users are required to submit an Experiment Summary Report online within 60 days of their experiment. Submitted reports are made publicly available online two weeks after the report submission deadline for the last experiment of the term (60 days after the end of each half-year research term + two weeks). For details, click here.
Publish your results in the form of a refereed journal (incl. refereed proceedings and dissertation), a SPring-8/SACLA Research Report refereed by JASRI, or a technical journal approved by JASRI, and register the published works with the Publications Database within three years from the end of the half-year research term. In the publications, please clearly state that the results were obtained through the use of the SPring-8 specifying the relevant experiment title and number.
UI site > Log in to My Page > Application/Reporting > After Experiment > Publications Entry
For details, click here.
For information about User Fees, read the “Call for 2020A SPring-8 Research Proposals – Overview –.”
Click here for more details.
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