News and announcements

  • Save the dates: The course RapiData 2024 on Data Collection and Structure Solving will take place from April 29 to May 4, 2024 and we are back in-person!. See the course announcement for more information. Application deadline: January 31, 2024.

  • New BAG Proposal Option: Click here to learn more about all beamtime proposal mechanisms.
  • Run Schedule

    The Spear3 operation schedule for the 2023-2024 run is available here. Spear access and Machine Physics days are marked PAMM and AP respectively.

    New Features

  • Interceptor is Live! Art Lyubimov's ACA 2022 talk of the new real-time data monitoring application, now running on all beamlines.
  • 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 Eiger2 XE Detectors at BL12-1 and BL12-2.
  • 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.