Book beamtime

Booking beamtime


First time client?

Please first contact the Business Development Office who will direct you towards the best technique and scientists to help with your problem and take you through our simple administrative procedure.


Know what you need?

Submit your request on the "Application Form" via the ESRF User Portal [SMIS] (opens new window)


Standard "IN" (non-MX) experiments

All industrial experiments, except macromolecular crystallography, that can be carried out at the ESRF. See our available techniques
More information about IN experiments

On site / Remote Access (MX) experiments

A macromolecular crystallography experiment where the industrialist carries out the experiment. The MX experiment offers the possibility to the industrial user to either come to the ESRF and carry out the experiment, or do the experiment from his own lab through Remote Access.
More information about MX experiments

MXpress mail-in service ("FX")

A macromolecular crystallography experiment where the industrial user sends his samples to the ESRF and our staff perform full data collection of the samples.
More information about MXpress

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Express Services

Send us your samples and our dedicated scientists will analyse them for you.  These services are especially designed for standard and rapid sample analysis using specific techniques:

  • Powder Diffraction
  • Protein Crystallography
  • X-ray Tomography
  • X-ray Microscopy
  • FTIR Microscopy
  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy