20-21 November 2014
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone
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Crystallography beamline update - what is going on at MX?

20 Nov 2014, 15:30
Oliphant Auditorium ()

Oliphant Auditorium

Oral Beamlines, Instrumentation and Techniques Beamlines, Instrumentation and Techniques II


Dr Daniel Eriksson (Australian Synchrotron)


The Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) beamlines serve the scientific community by enabling research that could not be done elsewhere in Australia. In order to achieve this, we are in a state of continual improvement. Here we present an overview of recently completed, currently being rolled-out, and near future developments at MX1 and MX2. Projects that have been recently completed include a major upgrade of the sample mounting robots; new filter wheels for fine control beam attenuation; And roof-mounted HD gimbal cameras inside the experimental hutches. Future plans include a more reliable and user-friendly interface for remote access; and improvements to the area for incoming shipping dewars. Looking forward, a major upgrade to the MX2 optics is at hand during the next shutdown, involving a new channel-cut Si-crystal for improved beam-stability and a piezo-collimator for producing micro-beams at higher flux and with greater control than the current micro-collimator.
Keywords or phrases (comma separated) crystallography, macromolecular, chemical, small molecule, instrumentation

Primary author

Dr Daniel Eriksson (Australian Synchrotron)


Dr Alan Riboldi-Tunnicliffe (Australian Synchrotron) Dr David Aragao (Australian Synchrotron) Dr Jason Price (Australian Synchrotron) Dr Mark Clift (Australian Synchrotron) Dr Rachel Williamson (MX Beamline) Dr Santosh Panjikar (Australian Synchrotron) Dr Stephen Harrop (Australian Synchrotron) Dr Tom Caradoc-Davies (Australian Synchrotron.)

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