What the MAPLE project is:

It is a project to create a rapid-access mail-in agriculture program for Sirius Users to access CLS VLS-PGM beamline.

Who can benefit from:

Sirius Users that required the VLS-PGM energy range (100-250eV) to complete their studies. Accessible elements are Phosphorus and Sulfur L-edges; Boron K-edge.

How to apply:

Sirius Users will contact Dean L. R. Hesterberg, Soil Science Advisor (LNLS/CNPEM), and the CLS team to discuss the project's objectives filling this form .

Sirius Users will receive some feeedback on regard the feasibility of their project and will be asked to register as CLS Users here to submit a Rapid Access (RA) proposal for the VLS-PGM BL.

The proposal will be scientifically reviewed by a CLS-Sirius team of scientists and technically review by the VLS-PGM Beamline Responsible.

What next:

Successful proposals will have allocated beamtime within one year from the submission date. The Users and CLS scientists will coordinate sample shipping, following all the Canadian and CLS requirements and regulations.

CLS scientists will perform the data collection on behalf of the Sirius Users research team.

A CLS-Sirius team of scientists will follow up with the Users sharing their knowledge for data analysis and interpretation for pubblication.

Users who conduct research under the MAPLE Project must include the following acknowledgment statement in all scientific communications:

Part of the research described in this paper was performed through the MAPLE Project, a collaboration between the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS-CNPEM).   Canadian Light Source, a national research facility of the University of Saskatchewan is supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the National Research Council (NRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Government of Saskatchewan, and the University of Saskatchewan.   The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), is a private non-profit organization under the supervision of the Brazilian Ministry for Science, Technology, and Innovations (MCTI).