I24 is a tuneable microfocus beamline for MX. It was the first beamline if its kind to be built in Europe and has been operating since 2008. The beamline offers unprecedented flux densities with the ability to investigate virus structure, membrane proteins, microcrystals (crystals as small as 1.5 microns have been measured successfully). It combines versatile optics and the most sophisticated detectors available with the most advanced automation systems to enable sample location, data collection and analysis.
MX bag traing registration open until 13th June. Register here
New Pilatus 3 detector available. Run even faster!
101 structures from I24 have been deposited on the PDB!
I24 reopen to users on 1st May.
New robot update: faster exchange time and improved recovery procedure
Remote access available on all MX beamlines at all times since January 2013
|Detector type||Pilatus3 6M (100 Hz max. frame rate).|
|Available X-ray wavelengths / energy (Å)||0.7 - 2.0|
|Available wavelengths (keV)||6.4 - 20.0|
|Maximum attainable resolution (Å)||0.8|
|Flux Details||Into full beam of 10x10µm @ 12800 eV and 300 mA ring current|
|Absorption edge scans||Optimised SAD and MAD experiments|
|Minimum focused beam size (µm)||10 x 10 (FWHM)|
|Maximum focused beam size (µm)||50 x 40 (FWHM)|
|Minimum beam size (µm) (cutting secondary source)||5 x 5 (FWHM) with 1x10^11 ph/s|
|Sample changer||Irelec CATS robot with unipucks - exchange time ~ 45 sec - 9 pucks in dewar, 16 pins per puck (total 144 pins)|
|Pins and Pucks||SPINE standard pins and Unipucks|
Humidity Controller (HC1) for RT data collection
|Available on request|
|Spectroscopy||Available on request|
Please discuss your requirements with your local contact or a member of the beamline team before your experiment.
Shift timings: unless explicitly arranged with beamline staff, the start and end times of all (academic, industrial and in-house) shifts are as below:
NB: short shifts run to different timings. If you have a 'short' shift you will be emailed details of when the shift starts/ends.
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