APS users interested in using the GSECARS Benchtop SEM:

1) Submit an ESAF for use of the SEM or, if you have beamtime scheduled at GSECARS, make sure you note use of the SEM in your experiment ESAF. All materials intended to be examined must be listed and pre-approved.

2) Check with beamline staff to make sure the date for use is available and to have the time reserved on the SEM schedule. All use must be scheduled.

3) Prior to use, all operators MUST be trained by beamline staff on use of the instrument, must have read the available Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the instrument and certify they understand the SOP and agree to fully comply with the stated procedures.