Linea Italiana per la Spettroscopia d'Assorbimento x (Italian beamLine for x-ray Absorption Spectroscopy)

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News

Feb 1st 2018

Dear LISA users

the 2018 issue of the LISA annual report is now available on the ESRF site:

LISA 2018 Annual Report

The paper about the beamline, in press on J. Synchrotron Rad., (F. d’Acapito,  G. O. Lepore,  A. Puri,  A. Laloni,  F. la Manna,  E. Dettona,  A. de Luisa. A. Martin,  J. Synchrotron Radiat.  26 (2) 2019) will be online soon. Its DOI  is

10.1107/S160057751801843X

users are warmly encouraged to cite this paper for any work carried out at LISA.

best regards

Jun 14th 2018

An update version of the beamline Users manual is now available at the link June 2018 Users Manual and in the Users section.

Apr 27th 2018

A few announcements regarding the beamline:

** LISA has recovered full operation an she's presently welcoming users. The 2017 annual report is being prepared with several anticipations on the parameters of the beamline. It will be soon available at the address: https://www.iom.cnr.it/gilda-reports

** Next May 8th 2018 is the deadline for the submission of proposals in the LISA CRG beamtime quota. Proposals by national users can be submitted as usual at the ESRF user portal (https://smis.esrf.fr/)

** There is the opportunity for a PhD thesis at the Ecole Doctorale de Physique of the Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) under the supervision of F. d'Acapito and in collaboration with CEA-LETI. The title is "STRUCTURE OF DISORDERED CHALCOGENIDE MATERIALS: TAMING THE LINK BETWEEN STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES FOR INNOVATIVE MICROELECTRONICS AND PHOTONICS APPLICATIONS" ; more details will ba available soon at https://www.adum.fr/as/ed/proposition.pl?site=phys (Ref. Num 21211)

The thesis can be financially supported by the UJF; please find all the details for the application at the address:
careful: the deadline for applications in next May 14th 2018 !!

Mar 13th 2018

Dear LISA users

this is to announce you that the LISA beamline has been completed and she is back in user mode.

The new monochromator had been already installed during run1-17 and permitted the user operation till the summer shutdown of last year. During the second semester of 2017 we have installed the new mirrors and moved the experimental XAS endstation in the second experimental hutch. Such a complex operation needed more time than foreseen but in the last week of run1-18 we could align all the new optical elements and obtain a beam in the sample chamber. The design specs seem to be well within reach. I wish to express my gratitude to all people who have contributed to this achievement, in particular to the LISA young scientists and to the technicians from both CNR and ESRF.

The first days of the forthcoming run 2-18 will be dedicated to a thorough commissioning of the beamline in the whole energy range and after Easter the users will be welcome again. You can find the schedules for run 2 and 3 2018 at the page http://www.esrf.eu/UsersAndScience/Experiments/CRG/BM08/run1_09_v01# .

LISA will be operative till the end of the ESRF operation (Dec 2018): consequently, a new call for proposals for the second semester 2018 dedicated to the italian users has been open with deadline on next May 8th. You can submit your proposals following the usual procedure.

Looking forward to see you soon at LISA.

Jul 5th 2017

a few announcements from the beamline

• Since last April the beamline is operating in user mode with the new monochromator. The instrument is working fine as well as the remainder of the data acquisition system. Users will be welcome to LISA till the end of the run3-17. We have also issued a new version of the users manual that I invite you to download <here> and review carefully for a more efficient use of the beamline.
• Run 4-17 will be dedicated to the installation of the new mirrors and of a new experimental bench in the second experimental hutch. The user mode will resume in run 5-17 (from mid october on). I will keep you informed on the advancements as soon as available.
• The LISA proposal committee has selected the experiments on the italian quota for the second semester 2017. You will find <here> the report. Feel free to contact me if you have preferred (or to-avoid) periods for your experiments.
•  Do not forget that the next deadline for proposal submission (ESRF quota) is next Sept 10th. Italian as well as international scientists can apply for this call.

Mar 27th 2017

*** (Great) News from the beamline ***

LISA has now completed the first phase of the refurbishment.
The new double crystal monochromator is now operative with its LNT cryocooler. Si(111) and Si(311) crystal pairs are available with an accessible energy range of 4.9-72 keV and intensity values about 10^9-10^10 ph/s on a 10mm wide beam on the sample. The old Pd/Pt mirrors are used, operated at 2mrad incidence angle. The regular user mode will start on next April 4th for Run-2/17 and will continue till the summer shutdown. The phase II of the refurbishment with the installation of the new (collimating and horizontally focusing) mirrors is scheduled for Run-4/17.

The call for the submission of proposals for beamtime within the Italian quota for the second Semester 2017 is open with deadline May 8th 2017. Further details on this call will be given in the next weeks. As usual:

Proposals can be submitted at the ESRF user portal
https://smis.esrf.fr/
(take care to select CRG beamtime and not ESRF beamtime)

Detailed instructions can be found in the document:
http://www.esrf.eu/files/live/sites/www/files/UsersAndScience/Experiments/CRG/BM08/proposals-submission.pdf

Do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Best regards

Feb 17th 2017

A few announcements regarding the beamline:

Great news from the front of the refurbishment works. The new monochromator is in place and it is presently being tested. The bakeout of the various parts of the beamline, that went in air during the realignment operations, is now completed. The liquid nitrogen distribution line is installed and the cryocirculator will be here next week. If no major problems show-up we will be ready to start the commissioning with the beam by beginning of March. The user mode is still foreseen to start in Run2-17 (start Apr 4th) and I will announce you the re-established operativity of LISA as soon as it happens.

* Next March 1st is the deadline for the submission of proposals in the ESRF beamtime quota. Proposals by national and international users can be submitted at the ESRF user portal ( https://smis.esrf.fr/ )

* Whe 2016 annual report of LISA has been published. You can find it with the latest news and scientific highlights at the page https://www.iom.cnr.it/gilda-reports .

The results of the beamtime committee are now available on the Panel Results 2017-I document.

Oct 10th 2016

The schedule for Run5_16 is now defined, you can find it under the menu "Schedules". The results of the beamtime committee are now available on the Panel Results 2016-II document.

Oct 5th 2016

The submission of proposals for beamtime within the Italian quota for the first Semester 2017 is open with deadline Nov 8th 2016.

Proposals can be submitted at the ESRF user portal
https://smis.esrf.fr/

Detailed instructions can be found in the document:

http://www.esrf.eu/files/live/sites/www/files/UsersAndScience/Experiments/CRG/BM08/proposals-submission.pdf

*** News from the beamline
LISA will carry out the first phase of the refurbishment in the first months of 2017. A new double crystal monochromator will be installed as well as the associated cryocirculator. Si(111) and Si(311) crystal pairs will be available with an accessible energy range of 4.9-72 keV. Run-1-2017 will be dedicated to the installation and commissioning of the instrument; the rendez-vous with the users is foreseen in April for Run-2. The new focusing mirrors will arrive in june and thus the first semester 2017 will be run without horizontal focalization. The completion of the new optics layout is scheduled for Run-5 2017.

Mar 3rd 2016

The CNR - Evaluation Panel (commissione.gilda AT cnr.it) invites the Italian Users to submit a letter of intents for Long Term Projects with deadline Apr. 3rd 2016 (see text, in italian, here). The next deadline for conventional Rolling Access Projects on the italian quota is on May 8th 2016.

Feb 18th 2016

• The italian commission has finally completed the selection of the proposals and the results are resumed in the document LISA-CNR Review Panel Results I_2016. Following this decision, the schedules for Run2-16 and run 3-16 have been defined and can be found in the LISA Schedules page.
• Next March 1st 2016 is the deadline for the submission of proposals in the ESRF beamtime quota. Proposals by national and international users can be submitted at the ESRF user portal (https://smis.esrf.fr/)

Oct. 2nd 2015

Deadline for proposal submission on the italian beamtime quota: next Nov. 8th 2015.

The submission of proposals  for beamtime within the Italian quota for the first Semester 2016 is now open with deadline on Nov. 8th 2015. Only standard “rolling access” (RA) proposals will be evaluated for the present Call (Beamtime from March 2016).  The CNR panel is currently evaluating the possibility of a new Call of Block Allocation Group (BAG) for the Italian beamtime on LISA, that will be launched later. Proposals can be submitted at the ESRF user portal . Detailed instructions can be found here.

LISA beam time allocation panel

The CNR panel, renewed on May 2015, intends to evaluate the RA Proposals according to the following priority criteria:
Main criteria (individually evaluated)

• Scientific Interest and originality/novelty
• Clear description of the objectives of the Proposal
• Evaluation of: detailed expected results,  feasibility, previous experience and reports.

The final selection, in case of a tie, will take into account the previous history of the Proposal and will favor those proposals that include Ph.D. students among the proponents. This should be declared in the proposal.

LISA is at present fully in operation and the schedules for the present and forthcoming runs are available at the following page.
The Commission may be contacted at this e-mail address: commissione.gilda AT cnr.it

Jun. 25th 2015

The procedure for the procurement of the new monochromator has started. The device is foreseen to be operational by the end of year 2016.

Jan 8th 2015

The new contract between CNR and ESRF for the 5 year operation of the italian CRG beamline at the port BM08 of ESRF has come into force on Jan 1st 2015. A deep refurbishment plan for the instrumentation is foreseen to be realized in the forthcoming months that will provide to the users a completely new instrument. For this reason, the project name will be changed in LISA; a description of the new project can be find in the LISA presentation document.

Last revised June 2018 by F. d'Acapito .