at the Advanced Photon Source

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APS User Experiments have paused due to the APS Upgrade underway

For more info: https://www.aps.anl.gov/APS-Upgrade

HPCAT Newsletter - February 2024 


The Argonne Guest House is now accepting reservations (as of May 2022)

Shuttle Service will be available (for arriving and departing guests only) to/from North Gate and the Guest House- Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. The cafeteria and the 401 Grill are also now open, with limited menus.  We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!



NEW Gas Loading Request Procedure

HPCAT Users may request our assistance with scheduling use of the GSECARS gas loading facility (https://gsecars.uchicago.edu/gsecars-facility/additional-facilities/gsecars-compres-gas-loading-system/

Send requests for gas loading your DACs to Rich Ferry ferry@anl.gov and Curtis Kenney-Benson curtkb@anl.gov and check the Gas Loading box on the Equipment tab on your ESAF. 

Please include all necessary information and allow at least 2 weeks advance notice for loading. DACs need to arrive at HPCAT at least 5 business days prior. NOTE: We can not guarantee that the gas loader, or a technician, will be available on any given day.

For additional information, see: https://hpcat.aps.anl.gov/new-gas-loading-request-procedure

Shipping instructions:

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

HPCAT Shipping procedures (DACs)
PEC Experiment Shipping procedures
Shipping instructions for hazardous materials

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

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.

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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