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The APS App in the ANL App

The Argonne phone app provides an easy-to-use interface that features emergency and safety alerts, non-emergency contacts, maps and way-finding information, updates on the Lab’s response to COVID-19, social media links, and many other resources. 
 
The APS has developed a customized section in the Argonne app for its users that links to the APS User Info web page as well as several key resources such as request assistance from the floor coordinator, a platform to report end of beam time when experiments are completed, and My APS Portal – a personalized gateway to the APS.
 
Users are encouraged to download the Argonne app on their phone. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Search for “Argonne” to locate and install the app. 
 
Once the application is downloaded, users can click on the Resources and For Facility Users buttons to reach the APS platform.

Update from HPCAT's Director, Nenad Velisavljevic and Group Leader, Maddury Somayazulu (9/3/2020)

Video of HPCAT Status - User Meeting September 3, 2020
Nenad's presentation slides
HPCAT Shipping procedures (DACs)
PEC Experiment Shipping procedures
Globus Online - Getting Started
Remote Operations on 16-IDB Laser Heating 2020-3
Remote Operation Guide for 16-BMD

HPCAT Remote Access – Some Key Facts

•At present, almost all beamlines and techniques are available on remote access at HPCAT (LH and PEC will come on-line in 2020-3 cycle)

•In line with APS safety concerns, we are not accepting hazardous samples but Be gasketed samples are acceptable

•ESAF has to submitted well in advance to enable shipping and receiving of your samples

•For optimal remote access experience, you need to have multiple displays, good internet connection

•No cryostat or resistive heating experiments are planned until situation improves and guidelines are established

•On-site support is available 8 am to 5 pm (CT) and off-site support can be expected until 8 pm (CT)



With a multidisciplinary approach and multi-institution collaborations, the high-pressure program at HPCAT has been enabling myriad scientific breakthroughs in high-pressure physics, chemistry, materials, and Earth and planetary sciences.

Shipping experimental supplies in advance of your beamtime:

Address for NON-hazardous materials:

Local contact or Curtis Kenney-Benson AND experimenter or PI name
HPCAT, Bldg 434E, Sector 16
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Lemont, IL  60439

Shipping instructions for hazardous materials: https://www.aps.anl.gov/Safety-and-Training/Safety/Using-Material-Samples/Transporting-Hazardous-Materials

Please provide a Fed Ex return label if you'd like HPCAT to ship your samples back to you.

Helpful links:

ESAF System
Floor Coordinator Request
ESAF Beamtime Reporting
APS Safety & Training  
APS Ring Status
Storage Parameters
Steering Request
User IT Support

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