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Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB)

 

Multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD) and monochromatic protein crystallography

 

Scientific discipline: Structural biology

 

GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION

Operational

Yes

Proposal cycle Proposals for Structural Biology Beamlines (2-month cycle)

Source characteristics

11.4-cm period wiggler (W11)

Energy range

5–16 keV

Monochromator

Double-crystal, Si(111) liquid N2 cooled

Measured flux
at 12.4 keV

8.0 x 1011 photons/s at 400-mA ring current, with 1.5-mrad convergence and 100-µm pinhole collimator

Resolving power (E/ΔE)

7,000

Divergence at sample 3.0(h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable)
Spot size 25-125 µm (user selectable)

Endstations

Standard hutch

Characteristics

Single axis, air bearing goniometer; CCD detector, low-temperature system

Detectors

3 x 3 CCD array (ADSC Q315R)

Sample format

Single crystals of biological molecules

Sample preparation

Support labs available

Sample environment

Ambient or ~100 K

Special notes

Computers for data processing and analysis, sample-changing robot available

Scientific disciplines Structural biology

Scientific applications

Biological crystallography; multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD); single-wavelength anomalous diffraction (SAD); monochromatic

Local contact

Peter Zwart
Berkeley Center for Structural Biology
Phone: (510) 486-4214
Fax: (510) 486-5664

Simon Morton
Berkeley Center for Structural Biology
Phone: (510) 495 2926
Fax: (510) 486-5664

Spokesperson

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Physical Biosciences Division, Berkeley Lab
Phone: (510) 486-4225
Fax: (510) 486-5664

Beamline phone number

(510) 495-2052

Website BCSB: http://bcsb.als.lbl.gov/