MX 14.1



The beamline BL 14.1 is a tuneable energy beamline for macromolecular crystallography. This beamline has a high level of automation and can perform X-ray diffraction experiments of very small crystals down to 15 micrometers.

Please find in the table below the characteristic of the MX beamline 14.1

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Applicable station(s)

Temperature rangePressure Range
MX-14-1 100 - 293 Kambient
Beamline data
Segment L14
Location (Pillar) 15.2
Source 7T-WLS-2 (Wavelength Shifter)
Monochromator DCM Si(111)
Energy range 5 - 15.5 keV
Energy resolution 2 eV
Flux 1.4·1011 (Photons/s/100mA)
Polarisation horizontal
Divergence horizontal 2 mrad
Divergence vertical 0.35 mrad
Focus size (hor. x vert.) 100 μm ∅
70 μm ∅
50 μm ∅
User endstation PILATUS3 S 6M pixel detector
Microdiffractometer MD2
CATS robotic sample changer
Distance Focus/last valve 300 mm
Height Focus/floor level 1400 mm
Beam availability 24h/d
Phone +49 30 8062 13432

BL 14.1 supports the following experimental techniques:

  • Multi-axis goniometry
  • De novo structure solution using MAD, SAD 
  • High throuput screening
  • Long wavelength phasing
  • UV radiation damage phasing
  • in situ-crystal plate screening