X-Ray Crystallography Facility

Crystal screening for X-ray diffraction

  • Crystals are screened on X-ray machines to determine diffraction limit, mosaicity, and optimization of freezing conditions.
  • Crystals are characterized, and unit cell dimensions and space group are determined.
  • User training is provided. 

Instrumentation 

Rigaku Microfocus Micromax 007 X-ray generator

The MicroMax™ 007 HF is the most widely used home lab X-ray source for protein crystallography.

Saturn 944+ CCD detector

The Saturn 944+ is a 94 mm x 94 mm CCD detector optimized for fast data collection for macromolecular crystallography.