ID23-1: Gemini - Macromolecular Crystallography

Synopsis

ID23-1 offers the opportunity to make highly efficient monochromatic measurements at energies from 5 Kev to 20 Kev with a flux of ~1-4 E12 photons/second and a variable beam size from 0.05 to 0.001 mm^2.
Status:  open

Disciplines

  • Life Sciences

Applications

  • Life science

Techniques

  • MX - macromolecular crystallography
  • MAD - multi-wavelength anomalous dispersion

Energy range

  • 5.0 - 20.0  keV

Beam size

  • Minimum (H x V) : 10.0 x 10.0  µm²
  • Maximum (H x V) : 45.0 x 30.0  µm²

Sample environments

  • Low temperature (70 K)

Detectors

  • ADSC Q315R detector, active area of 315 x 315 mm2 (3072 x 3072 pixels, which are 102.6 microns in size for the default binned mode). The readout time is 1 second (unbinned mode) or 0.3 second (binned mode)
  • X-ray fluorescence detector - Rontec Silicon drift diode (energy resolution 250 eV at 5.9 keV and a maximum count rate of 1 MHz)

Didier Nurizzo, Trevor Mairs, Matias Guijarro, Vicente Rey, Jens Meyer, Pablo Fajardo, Joel Chavanne, Jean Claude Biasci, Sean McSweeney and Edward Mitchell, "The ID23-1 structural biology beamline at the ESRF", J. Synchrotron Rad. 13(Pt 3) (2006) 227-38.

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