X-Ray Crystallography Facility

X-ray data collection

  • For crystals that have been screened successfully, X-ray data acquisition is attempted.
  • In cases where the diffraction is of low resolution, data collection using the “mail-in” facility at a synchrotron can be explored.
  • In special cases, a data-collection trip is planned to collect data at one of the national synchrotron facilities in person.

Instrumentation

Rigaku Microfocus Micromax 007 X-ray generator and Saturn 944+ CCD detector

The MicroMax™ 007 HF is the most widely used home lab X-ray source for protein crystallography, and the Saturn 944+ is a 94 mm x 94 mm CCD detector is optimized for fast data collection for macromolecular crystallography.