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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 FUJIBAYASHI
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