University of Manchester

Diamond Light Source / University of Manchester Collaboration Calls

Diamond facility

Diamond Manchester Collaboration Beamtime

Under the terms of the Diamond Manchester Collaboration, Manchester is provided with around 80 days per year of synchrotron beamtime for dedicated use, mainly on I13-2, but also on other beamlines at Diamond.

The DMC Director, Professor Neil Bourne, wishes to widen participation in DMC activities by Manchester researchers. Applications for beamtime are therefore being encouraged from both new and established users.

Time is allocated through a call for proposals twice per year, running in parallel with Diamond’s own call for proposals in each Allocation Period, but with the DMC closing date usually one month later than for Diamond.

Applications for use of DMC beamtime must have a University of Manchester academic as PI, but proposals in collaboration with other academic institutions or with industry are welcomed. If you would like to explore the possibility of working with the DMC, please contact the Project Manager, Dr Jenny Woods , for assistance.

All applications should be submitted through the Diamond User Administration System, where a specific DMC proposal template can be found. Please ensure you discuss your proposal with the appropriate Diamond Beamline Scientist, and alert the DMC Project Manager before submission.

Experimental teams are expected to provide their own travel and subsistence costs. Should this be likely to prevent your team from being able to take up DMC beamtime, please contact the DMC Project Manager before proposal submission. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to provide assistance with expenses.