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Unattended Data Collection (UDC) is a new mode of operation for the MX beamlines and can be used for fast and efficient data collection from 'reasonable-quality' macromolecular crystals whilst you do something more productive with your time. X-ray centring is used to align crystals to the X-ray beam and then data collections are performed based on user-provided diffraction plans.
|When to use UDC||When not to use UDC|
|Single crystals||Split crystals, multiple lattices|
Projects requiring data collections from many crystals e.g.
Rapid feedback on a well characterised system from a small number of new crystals
Projects requiring manual input e.g.
Standard SAD phasing experiments
Phasing from limited number of crystals
Complex multicrystal phasing experiments
Energy range: 7-18KeV
Energies outside this range are supported in remote access
It is currently available on I03 and I04 is a key part of providing responsive beamtime allocation.
It will be made available on I04-1 and I24 following further development and testing.
Further options for more complex experiments and broadening the scope of samples that can be collected automatically will be made available.
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