SAXS Core Facility: New Users


Becoming a Core Facilities User

The following steps are applicable to anyone who would like to become a user of the CCR SAXS Core facilities. All users are required to follow the Core Facilty User Polices.

The CCR SAXS Core Facility provides access to Synchrotron SAXS/WAXS at 12 ID-B beamline of Advanced Photo Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) through a Partner User Program (PUP). The CCR SAXS core has 9 shifts (eight hours per shifts) beamtime per month excluding January, May and September that is maintenance time of the beamline. The CCR SAXS Core Facility also provides access to in-house SAXS instrument. Currently, the CCR SAXS Core facility is open to intramural and extramural researchers free of charge.The following steps are applicable to anyone who would like to become a user of the CCR SAXS Core facilities.

If you are interested in becoming a user, please have your principal investigator contact Drs. Yun-Xing Wang and Lixin Fan. The request should contain a brief summary of the scientific project and goals of the SAXS experiments. Principal Investigators (or Supervisors) of users must be informed of and authorize the planned use of the NCI SAXS core resource. The following is the contact information:

  • Dr. Lixin Fan


    Senior Scientist
    Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
    Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
    NCI Advanced Technology Research Facility
    8560 Progress Drive, Rm. B3340
    Frederick, MD, 21701-4907
    Phone: (301) 846-1362 Office
    Fax: (301) 846-6231
    E-mail: lixin.fan@nih.gov
  • Dr. Yun-Xing Wang


    Senior Principal Investigator
    Head, SAXS Core Facility
    Center for Cancer Research
    National Cancer Institute
    NCI Advanced Technology Research Facility
    8560 Progress Drive, Rm. B3350
    Frederick, MD 21701-4907
    Phone: (301) 846-5985
    E-mail: wangyunx@mail.nih.gov

Synchrotron SAXS/WAXS Users

Per approval, you will be added into a user list and get an email notice regarding the APS beamtime. For those who wish to send students, postdoctoral fellows or staff to collect their own data at the APS beamline and who have no badge to APS, they should register as a new user of APS through their webpage at http://www.aps.anl.gov/Users/Current/. You will need to get a badge to ANL and complete the online trainings required by APS before you can work at the beamline. The APS user office will guide you through this procedure once you registered as an APS user. You should register at least a month earlier before your planned trip to the beamline. To request synchrotron beamtime, please refer to User Policies.

In-house SAXS Instrument Users

Once you become a user, you could ship or drop off your samples and the core staff would help to run the measurements. For users who want to participate in data collection or collect data by themselves, they should become an “authorized user” in order to work at the SAXS instrument. You need to fill out and sign the “X-ray Program User Application Form”, get a dosimeter, and receive operation and safety training before you can work at the SAXS instrument. For more information and assistance, please contact:

  • Dr. Lixin Fan


    Senior Scientist
    Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
    Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
    NCI Advanced Technology Research Facility
    8560 Progress Drive, Rm. B3350
    Frederick, MD, 21701-4907
    Phone: (301) 846-1362 Office
    Fax: (301) 846-6231
    E-mail: lixin.fan@nih.gov