Experience from operation and commissioning of the Phase 1 MX beamlines at Diamond Light Source

Authors: Ralf Flaig (Diamond Light Source) , Alun Ashton (Diamond Light Source) , Jose Brandao-Neto (Diamond Light Source) , Liz Duke (Diamond Light Source) , Gwyndaf Evans (Diamond Light Source) , Andrew Foster (Diamond Light Source) , Paul Gibbons (Diamond Light Source) , A. Grant (Diamond Light Source) , David Hall (Diamond Light Source) , Mike Latchem (Diamond Light Source) , Karl Levik (Diamond Light Source) , Katherine Mcauley (Diamond Light Source) , James O'Hea (Diamond Light Source) , Geoff Preece (Diamond Light Source) , James Sandy (Diamond Light Source) , Thomas Sorensen (Diamond Light Source) , David Waterman (Diamond Light Source) , Richard Woolliscroft (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: Twenty-Second Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2008

Abstract: Diamond Light Source [1] is the new UK third generation synchrotron located south of Oxford. In January 2007 Diamond welcomed first users. In Phase 1 seven beamlines are funded which includes three beamlines for macromolecular crystallography (MX) [2]. These are currently in a commissioning phase aimed for optimisation of operation. The beamlines are similar in design and take radiation from an in-vacuum undulator. A double crystal monochromator and a Kirkpatrick-Baez mirror arrangement are the main optical components. First experience from operation and results of the commissioning of the MX beamlines will be presented. This will include discussion of the beam properties, status and performance of the optical components and diagnostics in the optics hutch as well as results from commissioning of the equipment in the 1 experimental end station. The software environment and results from data collections will also be discussed. [1] [2]

Journal Keywords: Diamond Light Source; Beamline Commissioning; Synchrotron

Subject Areas: Engineering, Physics

Instruments: I02-Macromolecular Crystallography , I03-Macromolecular Crystallography , I04-Macromolecular Crystallography

Added On: 20/08/2010 08:40

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Optics Physics Engineering & Technology

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