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Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB)


Monochromatic protein crystallography


Scientific discipline: Structural biology





Source characteristics

11.4-cm-period wiggler (W11)

Energy range

12.7 keV (fixed)


Si(220) Asymmetric cut single crystal

Measured flux

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

Resolving power (E/ΔE)


Divergence at sample 3.0 (h) x 0.4 (v) mrad (user selectable)
Spot size 100 µm


Standard hutch


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

Macromolecular Crystallography, single-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD)

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


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

Beamline phone number

(510) 495-2051

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