Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (5): 68 doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0398-9

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Upgrade of macromolecular crystallography beamline BL17U1 at SSRF

Qi-Sheng Wang, Kun-Hao Zhang, Yin Cui, Zhi-Jun Wang, Qiang-Yan Pan, Ke Liu, Bo Sun, Huan Zhou, Min-Jun Li, Qin Xu, Chun-Yan Xu, Feng Yu, Jian-Hua He   

  1. Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China 123
  • Contact: Jian-Hua He E-mail:hejianhua@sinap.ac.cn
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    This work was supported by the Maintenance and Renovation Project for the major infrastructure of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Operation Project of SSRF.

Qi-Sheng Wang, Kun-Hao Zhang, Yin Cui, Zhi-Jun Wang, Qiang-Yan Pan, Ke Liu, Bo Sun, Huan Zhou, Min-Jun Li, Qin Xu, Chun-Yan Xu, Feng Yu, Jian-Hua He. Upgrade of macromolecular crystallography beamline BL17U1 at SSRF.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2018, 29(5): 68     doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0398-9

Abstract:

Beamline BL17U1 at Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility is an energy-tunable macromolecular crystallography beamline that has been in user operation since 2009. Growing demand from the user community for a small beam and related experimental methods have motivated upgrades of the devices in the endstation. Minibeam modes have already been developed for operation. A self-integrated diffractometer reduces the sphere of confusion of the rotatory axis to 1 lm. The new diffractometer is equipped with an upgraded on-axis viewing system that can improve the resolving power. Additionally, the area detector was also upgraded to the newest generation of detectors, the EIGER X 16M, which can collect data at 133 Hz. After these upgrades, the endstation became virtually new. This paper covers the upgrade of the endstation devices and gives the first data collection results.

Key words: Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Macromolecular crystallography, Endstation, Goniometer, Fine-phi slicing