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IUMSC   Indiana University Molecular Structure Center

Sample Submission

Samples are accepted from crystallographers and researchers associated with academic or government institutions. SCrAPS service may be requested as data collection only or as full structure solution and refinement. Please inquire in advance about supported data and result formats. Normally, we accept only the samples which cannot be successfully characterized using lab-source diffraction systems. The sample submission form should explain in detail what steps were taken to characterize the sample, and why the researcher feels that the synchrotron will yield satisfactory results.

If you have your sample meets the necessary criteria, please fill out the sample submission form and send it to:


  • Department of Chemistry
  • Indiana University
  • 800 E. Kirkwood Ave.
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • If your sample meets the criteria, you will be contacted as to when and where to send your samples prior to the next visit to the beamline. Please refer to Sample Preparation & Packing page for tips on how to send your crystals for safe arrival.

    When SCrAPS makes arrangements for beam time, you will be notified of the experiment date. During data collection time, you will be contacted if any problems or questions are encountered with your sample.

    Data and/or results will be sent to you as soon as they become available. Please note that the data processing time may take long due to the high volume of samples analyzed.

    Download Sample Submission Form (updated 01/12/10).

    In case of publication of the results obtained with the SCrAPS program please include the following paragraph in your acknowledgments:

    "ChemMatCARS Sector 15 is principally supported by the Divisions of Chemistry (CHE) and Materials Research (DMR), National Science Foundation, under grant number NSF/CHE-1346572. Use of the Advanced Photon Source is supported by the U. S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357."

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