The HC1b is a device developed by the Instrumentation Group at the EMBL outstation at Grenoble. It has been thoroughly tested at the ESRF at ID14-2 and BM14. The device is now at Diamond and can be setup on demand on the I03, I04 and I24 beamlines. In addition there is a laboratory facility to use the HC1 before your beamtime.
Please contact DLSHC1REQUESTS@diamond.ac.uk if you would like more information on technical aspects of the experiments and to request its use.
The HC1 can be swapped at the click of a button and the experiment can be controlled using GDA scripts.
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