Macromolecular Crystallography 14.2

Macromolecular Crystallography station of BL14.2


The beamline BL 14.2 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 and is dedicated to highly automated fragment-screening experiments.

Please find in the table below the characteristic of the MX station at beamline 14.2.

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Experimental station BL14.2

Experimental station BL14.2

List of publications


Crystallography (biological macromolecules)

Assigned to beamline(s)

Energy rangePolarisation
MX 14.2 5 - 15.5 keVhorizontal
Station data
Temperature range 100 - 293 K
Pressure Range ambient
Detector • X-fluorescence detector: Amptek X 1-2-3 SDD
• 2D-detector: Pilatus3S 2M
Manipulators GROB robotic sample changer
Sample holder compatibility see:

Supported Sample Holders and Vials

For details contact the station manager.
Remote Access
Goniometer Desy/HZB nanodiffractometer

BL 14.2 supports the following experimental techniques:

  • De novo structure solution using MAD, SAD 
  • High throuput screening
  • Long wavelength phasing