Joint Research Group Macromolecular Crystallography
Supported Sample Holders and Vials
At our experimental stations, we do only accept sample holders (BL14.1-3) and vials (BL14.2+3), which are fully SPINE compatible. This comprises sample holders from Molecular Dimensions as well as from Jena Bioscience (type B5 only) and Hampton Research.
At BL14.2 vials from Molecular Dimensions are supported, the vial length must be 38.0 mm +/- 0.1 mm, please check beforehand. The sample holder length from the base to the loop has to be 22 mm (see figure).
BL14.1 does not require the usage of vials anymore. Here Universal pucks are supported only using fully SPINE compatible bases.
The usage of vials from Hampton Research and MiTeGen is currently not supported, since those do not follow the standard.
The vial length SPINE standard format is: 38.0 mm +/- 0.1 mm.
If you have the chance, please check your vials in your home laboratories to exclude vials which are not following the SPINE standard.