1. During remote measurements, the User receives a login and a password for remote access to the workstations that will be used to conduct the experiment. It allows the same scope of measurement control as in the case of on site measurements. This means that the User has the access to basic applications for conducting the measurements, controlling the motorization, the experiment conditions and preliminary data analysis.
2. Before starting measurements the User undertakes to read and act in accordance with the manuals of the analyzer, the spin detector, SpecsLab Prodigy software and the beamline software.
3. Remote measurements allow samples with limited UHV preparation procedure. Air loaded samples with optional exfoliation are preferred.
4. Samples preparation:
- the samples should be mounted on an omicron / flag style holders according to the guidelines in the attached document;
- if possible, samples for ARPES measurements should be crystallographically oriented before mounting;
- samples should be mounted in such a way that they will not be damaged during transport;
- for mounting purposes, materials compatible with UHV and resistant to soft X-rays should be used;
- each sample should be marked and described;
- samples should be provided with detailed information on the conditioning of the samples in UHV including, in particular, the degassing/annealing procedures and measurement temperatures;
- samples for exfoliation should be properly secured against delamination during transport and the conditions necessary for exfoliation should be specified;
- samples cleaved in the UHV conditions at cryogenic temperatures should have attached the bar and a wire holding the bar after cleaving;
- samples should be conductive or properly grounded;
- in the case of powder sample, it has to be assured that they do not flake off, as the holder is placed vertically for the measurement.
5. In the case of XAS, XPS, ResPES, AES measurements, the Operator may assemble the samples if the detailed instructions and materials necessary for the assembly of the sample (if not available at SOLARIS) are provided.
6. The transfer of samples to the analysis chamber, is performed by the Operator. User support on site is available during working hours (between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. local time GMT + 1). During this time the User may request the exchange of samples in the analysis chamber and setting the entrance slit of the analyzer. The above-mentioned elements are operated manually, therefore, access to them is controlled by a person on site. After working hours the on-call support is available until 10:00 p.m.