News and announcements

  • Save the dates: The course RapiData 2023 on Data Collection and Structure Solving will take place on March 22 - April 1 2023. See the course announcement for more information.
  • New BAG Proposal Option: Click here to learn more about all beamtime proposal mechanisms.
  • Interceptor is Live! Art Lyubimov's ACA 2022 talk presenting the Interceptor.
  • Run Schedule

    The Spear3 operation schedule for the 2022-2023 run is available here. Spear access and Machine Physics days are marked PAMM and AP respectively.

    New User Facilities

  • RADDOSE-3D in the BluIce Collect Tab.
  • New Helical Collection sub-tab in Collect tab with shutterless helical collection on beamlines 12-1 and 12-2.
  • Diffraction Quality Strip chart in Collect tab.
  • Remote access to room temperature/crystal dehydration experiments on 12-1.
  • New Eiger 16M detector on beamline 12-2 and Pilatus 6M detector on beamline 14-1.
  • Automated data processing is now implemented on all beamlines. Data processing will start after the data collection run is completed. The results can be consulted in the Web-Ice Data Processing tab. The purpose is to provide quick feedback on the quality of the data and the results will be archived after a few days.
  • New software: HKL3000 is now available to all SMB SSRL users. To run the old version, HKL2000, please use the following command: module switch -f HKL3000 HKL2000

  • New SMB unix account password expiration notice: starting on the last week of January 2022 an email from will be sent 14, 7, 3, 2 and 1 days before SMB unix accounts password expiration date. A final reminder will be sent the date the password expires.