The facility's X-ray instrumentation is built around a Rigaku MicroMax 003 X-ray generator.
Our system is fitted with a Saturn 944 HG CCD for detecting crystal diffraction. The goniometer is equipped with a Micro-glide 3-axis head that allows automated centering. Crystals can be mounted manually, but the facility also has an ACTOR robot that can mount crystals from up to 5 ALS or Uni pucks. With this system, up to 80 crystals can be automatically screened in a single run. The robot can then collect the best samples on a single puck for a synchrotron trip, or devise and execute a strategy for in-house data collection.
Crystallization and Condition Screening
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Collecting Diffraction Data
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Krojer T, Pike ACW, and von Delft F. "Squeezing the most from every crystal: the fine details of data collection." Acta Cryst. D 2013 (D69): p 1303-13. DOI: 10.1107/S0907444913013280