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Beamline 14-BM-C: Sector 14 - Bending Magnet C Branch Beamline

BioCARS
Life Sciences

Description

The 14-BM beamline is a fixed-wavelength bending magnet beamline especially well suited for crystallography of viruses and proteins with large unit cells and for collection of ultra-high resolution data. Fiber diffraction is also supported. The station is embedded in BioCARS biohazards facility, suitable for handling biohazards at the BSL2 and BSL3 levels.

 

Supported Techniques

  • Macromolecular crystallography
  • Fiber diffraction
  • Biohazards at the BSL2/3 level
  • Subatomic (<0.85 Å) resolution
  • Large unit cell crystallography

Beamline Controls and Data Acquisition

Beamline controls: EPICS. Data acquisition: BioCARS-developed GUI. Data processing: HKL2000, Denzo/HKL, MOSFLM, etc. (See http://cars9.uchicago.edu/biocars/software/software.html for the full list.)

Detectors

  • ADSC Quantum-315

Additional Equipment

  • 60 deg. kappa diffractometer
  • Oxford Cryo-Jet and FTS Air-Jet crystal coolers
  • On-line microspectrophotometer
  • Carl Zeiss microscope
  • Biosafety cabinet
  • Laser laboratory with cw and pulsed lasers, micro-spectrophotometer
  • Cold room
  • Chemical laboratory

Local Contacts

Name VUKICA SRAJER
Phone 630.252.0455
Name ROBERT W. HENNING
Phone 630.252.0446
Name MARYFRANCES MILEY
Phone 630.252.0450

Beamline Specs

Source

Bending Magnet

Monochromator Type

Ge(111)

Energy Range

8-14.9 keV

Resolution (ΔE/E)

3.1 x 10 -4

Flux (photons/sec)

6 x 1011 @12.668 keV

Beam Size (HxV)

Focused

130µm x 340µm

For additional information see:
http://biocars.uchicago.edu/page/14-bm-c-beamline

Current Status:

Operational/Accepting General Users

Access Mode:

On-site