Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2015, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (1): 010102 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.010102


The macromolecular crystallography beamline of SSRF

WANG Qi-Sheng1,2,YU Feng1,HUANG Sheng1,SUN Bo1,ZHANG Kun-Hao1,LIU Ke1,WANG Zhi-Jun1,XU Chun-yan1,WANG Si-Sheng1,YANG Li-Feng1,PAN Qiang-Yan1,LI Liang1,ZHOU Huan1,CUI Yin1,XU Qin1,Thomas Earnest1, HE Jian-Hua1   

  1. 1Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China
    2University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Contact: HE Jian-Hua
  • Supported by:

    Supported by the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility Phase-I project
    and the Upgrading project of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010)

WANG Qi-Sheng,YU Feng,HUANG Sheng,SUN Bo,ZHANG Kun-Hao,LIU Ke,WANG Zhi-Jun,XU Chun-yan,WANG Si-Sheng,YANG Li-Feng,PAN Qiang-Yan,LI Liang,ZHOU Huan,CUI Yin,XU Qin,Thomas Earnest, HE Jian-Hua . The macromolecular crystallography beamline of SSRF.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2015, 26(1): 010102     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.26.010102


The macromolecular crystallography beamline BL17U1 at the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility
(SSRF) is the first dedicated macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamline at a third-generation synchrotron
in China. It utilizes an in-vacuum undulator as a source and is energy-tunable from 5 to 18 keV. The beamline
was commissioned and opened for users in April 2009. The experimental station was upgraded in 2011 with
an advanced detector, a high precision goniometer and an automatic sample exchanger for high efficient and
high-throughput data collection of protein crystals. The current set-up allows for remote operation of sample
mounting, centering and data collection of pre-frozen crystals. In recent two years, the number of PDB depositions
from this beamline exceeds 330 each year. In this paper, we describe the complete BL17U1 beamline with
upgraded end station and how it is managed for user community.