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Molecular Biology Consortium

 

Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) and Macromolecular Crystallography (MX)

 

Scientific discipline: Structural biology

 

GENERAL BEAMLINE INFORMATION

Operational

Yes

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

Source characteristics

Superbend

Energy range

5,500-16,000eV

Monochromator

Rosenbaum-Rock Si(111) sagitally focused monochromator

Calculated flux (1.9 GeV, 400 mA)

2.5 x 1011 photons/s at 12 keV

Resolving power (E/ΔE)

7,000 with Si(111) crystals

Endstations

Minihutch

Detectors

"NOIR-1" MBC system

Beamsize (H x V)

85x120 µm

Sample format

Single crystals of biological molecules

Sample preparation

Support labs available; most samples pre-frozen

Sample environment

Ambient or ~100 K

Special notes

Computers for data processing and analysis are available

Scientific disciplines Structural biology

Scientific applications

Molecular biology; multiple-wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD), monochromatic protein crystallography

Local contact

Jay Nix
Molecular Biology Consortium
Phone: (707) 567-7535
Fax: (510) 486-5809

Spokesperson

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Molecular Biology Consortium and University of Illinois at Chicago
Phone: (312) 996-2286
Fax: (312) 413-2952

Beamline Phone Number (510) 486-6652
Website MBC: www.mbc-als.org