• How to contact us if you are interested in the VMXi beamline?

    If you are interested in using the VMXi beamline please contact halina.mikolajek@diamond.ac.uk by email or by telephone for full information.

  • How to get plates to the VMXi beamline?

    There are 2 options:

    1) You can drop off plates at the beamline yourself.

    2) You can set plates up in the Crystallisation facility @Harwell with prior arrangement. Please email the crystallisation facility manager: halina.mikolajek@diamond.ac.uk

  • What plate types?

    We currently only accept Greiner CrystalQuick X plates and Mitegen In-situ-1 plates.

  • How do I get access?

    We are currently in optimisation mode with the VMXi beamline and potentially interested users can contact us if they would like to participate as beta or friendly users.

    Please email the VMXi team: halina.mikolajek@diamond.ac.uk for full details.

    Once the facility is fully commissioned access will be provided through the Diamond User Office via Diamond’s standard User Access System (http://uas.diamond.ac.uk).

  • Where is my data?

    All data will be accessible via the SynchWeb interface.

    Copy the line highlighted in red and view collected images using the adxv software. (See How to view my diffraction images.)




  • How do I process my data?

    Currently all data are processed automatically by xia2 and Dials. Data can be reprocessed via the SynchWeb interface.

  • How do I view my diffraction images?

    Copy the line highlighted in red and view collected images using the adxv software.

    In the "DLS_Launchers" windows, double click the "ADXV Load" icon. Or at the command prompt type:


    Several windows will open, select the image using the "Adxv Load"window


    Once the desired image has been selected press "Load". The diffraction image will then appear in the "Adxv View" window. 


    The icon "ADXV Autoload" icon or the command line switch

     adxv -autoload