The Molecular Foundry is immersed in a vibrant research environment at Berkeley Lab and the surrounding area. In addition to the Foundry, Berkeley Lab is home to four other national user facilities. Two of these facilities, listed below, have special arrangements with the Foundry. More information about all the facilities can be found on the Berkeley Lab website.
Advanced Light Source (ALS)
Access to beamtime at ALS can be requested as part of a Standard proposal at the Foundry. Beam time for Foundry users has been arranged through a memorandum of understanding and allows Foundry users to request up to three shifts of beam time per proposal. ALS access for approved Foundry projects is contingent on availability. Similarly, ALS users can request access to the Molecular Foundry in support of their ALS activities; this process is described in the ALS user guide.
National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)
Access to NERSC can be requested in a user’s Molecular Foundry proposal and is managed by the Theory Facility Director, who each year receives an allocation of NERSC resources for Molecular Foundry user needs.