MX-14-3

Macromolecular Crystallography 14.3

The beamline BL 14.3 is a fixed energy beamline for macromolecular crystallography. This beamline can perform X-ray diffraction experiments of very small crystals down to 15 micrometers. This beamline has special equipment to perform X-ray diffraction experiments under controlled variation of crystal hydration. Please find in the table below the characteristic of the MX station at beamline 14.3.

Experimental station BL14.3

Experimental station BL14.3


Methods

Crystallography (biological macromolecules)

Remote access

depends on experiment - please discuss with Instrument Scientist

Beamline data
Energy range 13.87 keV
Energy resolution 5 eV
Flux 0.4·1011 (Photons/s/100mA)
Polarisation horizontal
Focus size (hor. x vert.) 200 μm ∅
150 μm ∅
100 μm ∅
70 μm ∅
50 μm ∅
Phone +49 30 8062 13432
Weitere Details MX 14.3
Station data
Temperature range 100 - 293 K
Pressure range ambient
Detector • X-fluorescence detector: Amptek X 1-2-3 SDD
• 2D-detector: MAR Mosaic CCD
Manipulators No
Sample holder compatibility Standard magnetic base, 22 mm fixed sample holder length.
For details contact the station manager.
Additional equipment
Goniometer Arinax MD2-S with Mini-Kappa goniometer MK3

For more details visit our MX website.

The experimental station is installed at the fixed energy beamline BL14.3 for macromolecular crystallography. This station has special equipment to perform X-ray diffraction experiments under controlled variation of crystal hydration.

The station supports the following experimental techniques:

  • De novo structure solution using SAD
  • Crystal screening
  • High resolution diffraction experiments
  • Controlled crystal dehydration using the HX-Lab humidity controller