First business users can now access to the new ESRF Serial Crystallography MX Beamline
« With the smallest dedicated beam for MX at the ESRF, at less than 10 µm in diameter, ID23-EH2 is in particular specialized to perform experiments with very small protein crystals and for serial crystallography »
The beamline ID23-EH2 is equipped with the new Arinax diffractometer, the MD3-UP, developed by the EMBL (Cipriani team).
At ID23-EH2, the MD3-Up is equipped with an integrated On Axis Video microscope, a Mini-kappa goniometer head and a Plate Manipulator, combining synchronized multi-axes movements and a large variety of applications (in situ screening, helical scans, serial crystallography, etc.)
Next one will be installed this year, in 2018, at the Taiwanese synchrotron (NSRRC). As the MD3-Up installed at ID23-2, its synchronized multi-axes movements allows new state-of-the-art applications such as Serial crystallography.
« … with the new diffractometer on ID23-EH2, he can now rapidly scan a large area where he can find the best crystals in an automatic way. This is one of the aims of the new beamline: to focus on really tiny samples in a way that is made available to a wider public… »
The main picture is extracted from ESRF publication on Twitter. Quotes are extracted from the original ESRF publication : http://www.esrf.eu/home/news/general/content-news/general/id23-eh2-gearing-up-for-serial-crystallography.html.