Beamline Phone Number:
+44 (0) 1235 778679
Principal Beamline Scientist:
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778412
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778926
8th June 2020: Access to MX beamlines is currently operating under new guidelines. Please read carefully.
I04 variable and microfocus MX
I04 is one of seven macromolecular crystallography beamlines at Diamond. The typical working wavelength is 0.9537 Å (13.00 keV) but it is tuneable over the wavelength range 0.69 - 2.066 Å (6 keV - 18 keV). On request it is also possible to work at a wavelength as low as 0.62 Å (20keV).
The beamsize can be focussed from 10 x 5 µm2 to 110 x 100 µm2 (h x v) across the available energy range. On request smaller beams in the vertical direction are possible. This will primarily depend on the working wavelength.
All MX beamlines use SPINE standard pins and Unipucks from cryocooled samples. The beamline can be accessed remotely.
The beamline is now equipped with the first Eiger2 XE 16M detector which will enable faster data collection and new data collection protocols.
I03 and I04 are equipped with Eiger2 XE 16M detectors - collect at up to 560 Hz!
Beamline workstations have been upgraded to RedHat 7, more info here
Latest generation Eiger2 X 16M detector on I04. More information here.
Smargon and new goniometer positioners installed - fast grid scans available.
UK academic users book your DHL shipping to Diamond via ISPyB - with built in tracking.
We will be barcoding pucks from April 2017 onwards.
Data reprocessing now available in ISPyB. See here
New monochromator for I04. Big improvements, more to learn and deliver to users over coming months.
New remote access connection available
New BART robot installed on I04 - 37 pucks, 592 samples, 2.5x faster exchange times!
New focus options on I04. Variable beam size from 5 - 100 microns between 6 - 14 keV.
New web interface for ISPyB launched. For more information click here.
Go to GDA - Messages- Beamline notes to read the message of the day. Click here for more.
Loan pucks available upon request, check here
Test your network connection to Diamond with our SpeedTest
Crystal washer now available
I04 installed a Pilatus 6M-F detector in April 2013.
Remote access available on all MX beamlines at all times since January 2013
|Variable Focus Beam||✓|
|Fluorescence data collection||✓|
|Interleaved energy data collection|
|Inverse beam data collection|
|IMISX Capable for LCP in situ studies - discuss with staff before arrival||✓|
|In situ goniometry for crystallisation plate||✗|
|Automated strategy calculation||✓|
|Automated data processing||✓|
|Automated difference map calculation||✓|
|Automated molecular replacement||✓|
|Standard energy (Å / keV)||0.9537 / 13.00|
|Flux at 13.000 keV (ph/s)||1.25 x 1012|
|Wavelength range (Å)||0.69 - 2.07|
|Energy range (keV)||6.0 - 18.0|
|Beam size at sample (µm)||10 x 5 --> 110 x 100 (h x v)|
|Detector||Eiger2 XE 16M|
|Time to collect 180o data set (seconds)||3.2 +|
|No. of pins in dewar||592|
|Sample exchange time (seconds)||18|
|Guide to samples screened/hour (user centering)||30|
+ 0.1o per 0.0018 second exposure 1800 frames (shutterless)
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