The Advanced Light Source operates as a national user facility, and is open to researchers worldwide to submit proposals for research. Users who would like to perform proprietary research can do so by paying a fee based on cost recovery for ALS usage. Feel free to contact a beamline scientist to discuss your experimental needs. Find our more about synchrotron microtomography, the specifications of our instrument, and instructions on how you would use the instrument in the 8.3.2 Manual (link is in the navigation bar to the left).
Please see the 8.3.2 Manual (link is in the navigation bar to the left) for information on how to use and troubleshoot the beamline.
The following programs are described in the manual, and are either available at the beamline, or for download below (at the bottom of this page):
Remote Data Transfer--See Chapter 10 of the user manual, or this link on how to use Globus Online.
Octopus--Tomographic Reconstruction (User guide in "Attachments", below)
Octopus Installation Instructions
Avizo--3D visualization package (User guide in "Attachments", below)
Avizo Installation Instructions
Beamline 8.3.2 Webcam
Advanced Light Source links
A few other tomography groups
ID19 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
X-ray CT Facility at the Dept of Geological Science, University of Texas, Austin USA