MX

Macromolecular Crystallography @HZB


The HZB-MX Facility consist of three seperate beamlines, each of them with a dedicated endstation. Beamlines 14.1 and 14.2 are dedicated to multi-wavelength-anomalous dispersion (MAD) phasing methods operating with a tuneable energy between 5.5-15.5 keV (2.25 to 0.75 Å), which cover the absorption edges of most commonly used heavy atom derivatives. Beamline 14.3 is a fixed energy station operating at 13.87 keV (0.89 Å).

State-of-the-art detector technologies, including the PILATUS 6M (BL14.1) and PILATUS3S 2M (BL14.2) detectors (Dectris, Switzerland), enable high quality and rapid data collection. Fast and reliable sample changing is realized by automated samples changing robots CATS and G-ROB employed on both beamlines 14.1 and 14.2, respectively.

The infrastructure adjacent to the experimental end stations offers excellent facilities for users of the beamlines and includes office space, a sample preparation lab, a biology lab (safety level 1), and computing resources.

For more details visit our MX website.

MX-14-1MX-14-2MX-14-3
Energy range 5 - 15.5 keV5 - 15.5 keV13.87 keV
Energy resolution 2 eV2 eV5 eV
Flux 1.4·1011 (Photons/s/100mA)1.9·1011 (Photons/s/100mA)0.4·1011 (Photons/s/100mA)
Polarisation horizontalhorizontalhorizontal
Focus size (hor. x vert.) 100 μm ∅
70 μm ∅
50 μm ∅
100 μm ∅
50 μm ∅
30 μm ∅
200 μm ∅
150 μm ∅
100 μm ∅
70 μm ∅
50 μm ∅
Phone +49 30 8062 13432+49 30 8062 13432+49 30 8062 13432
Temperature range 100 - 293 K100 - 293 K100 - 293 K
Pressure range ambientambientambient
Detector • X-fluorescence detector: Amptec X 1-2-3 SDD
• Pixel-detector: Pilatus3 S 6M
• X-fluorescence detector: Amptek X 1-2-3 SDD
• 2D-detector: Pilatus3S 2M
• X-fluorescence detector: Amptek X 1-2-3 SDD
• 2D-detector: MAR Mosaic CCD
Manipulators CATS sample changerGROB robotic sample changerNo
Sample holder compatibility see:

Supported Sample Holders and Vials


For details contact the station manager.
see:

Supported Sample Holders and Vials


For details contact the station manager.
Standard magnetic base, 22 mm fixed sample holder length.
For details contact the station manager.
Additional equipment