SESAME call for proposals

27 November, 2019

SESAME is proud to announce that its third beamline, the Materials Science (MS) beamline for powder diffraction, will come into operation in 2020. We are therefore glad to announce that we are accepting proposals for experiments to be performed on our three beamlines (IR, XAFS/XRF and MS) in the second half of 2020.

To submit proposals, interested scientists should first register with the SESAME User Portal. following the instructions given therein.

The deadline for receiving proposals is January 27, 2020 at 13:00 Amman time.

Before submitting a proposal, interested scientists are encouraged to contact the three SESAME beamline scientists, namely Gihan Kamel (, Messaoud Harfouche ( and Mahmoud Abdellatief ( for proposals related to the IR, XAFS/XRF and MS beamlines respectively, for advice on the technical possibilities of the instruments available at SESAME. 

They should also consult the SESAME User Policy which governs access to the laboratory’s facilities.

SESAME practices an open access policy, with no restriction on the nationality of its users or the institution from which they come.

Users from one of the SESAME Members whose home institution is unable to cover their travel and lodging expenses may apply for funds made available for this purpose by the Lounsbery Foundation and the SESAME Travel Award Program funded by ACS (American Chemical Society), APS (American Physical Society), DPG (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft), DMV (Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung), EPS (European Physical Society), GDCh (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker), IOP (UK Institute of Physics), IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics), SCF (Société Chimique de France), SFP (Société française de physique) and SIF (Società Italiana di Fisica). 

Users from the European Union and associated countries may apply for travel support thanks to the EU project CALIPSOplus (