Macromolecular Crystallography 14.2

The beamline BL 14.2 is a tuneable energy beamline for macromolecular crystallography. This beamline has a high level of automation and can perform X-ray diffraction experiments of very small crystals down to 15 micrometers and is dedicated to highly automated fragment-screening experiments. Please find in the table below the characteristic of the MX station at beamline 14.2.

Experimental station BL14.2

Experimental station BL14.2


Crystallography (biological macromolecules), Crystallography (material sciences), Single Crystal Diffraction, Anomalous Scattering

Remote access

depends on experiment - please discuss with Instrument Scientist

Beamline data
Energy range 5 - 15.5 keV
Energy resolution 2 eV
Flux 1.9·1011 (Photons/s/100mA)
Polarisation horizontal
Focus size (hor. x vert.) 100 μm ∅
50 μm ∅
30 μm ∅
Phone +49 30 8062 13432
More details MX 14.2
Station data
Temperature range 100 - 293 K
Pressure range ambient
Detector • X-fluorescence detector: Amptek X 1-2-3 SDD
• 2D-detector: Pilatus3S 2M
Manipulators GROB robotic sample changer
Sample holder compatibility SPINE pucks and vials.

Supported Sample Holders and Vials

For details contact the station manager.
Additional equipment
Goniometer Desy/HZB nanodiffractometer

For more details visit our MX website.

BL 14.2 supports the following experimental techniques:

  • De novo structure solution using MAD, SAD 
  • High throuput screening
  • Long wavelength phasing