I24 Endstation Upgrade – Overview and Engineering Design

Authors: Vinay Grama (Diamond Light Source) , Danny Axford (Diamond Light Source) , Robin Owen (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: MEDSI 2014
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2014

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Abstract: Beamline I24 at Diamond Light Source is a tuneable microfocus macromolecular crystallography beamline that has been in user operation since 2009. Upcoming upgrades to the beamline will result in a reduction of the beamsize from 8 x 8 µm to 3 x 4 µm. This together with the recent installation of a Pilatus-3 6M capable of data collection at 100 Hz necessitates the need for an upgrade to the current endstation. Furthermore, there is a growing demand from users to reduce the current downtime when switching between in situ and cryo-crystallography experiments. A unique two-goniometer design of the new endstation will facilitate this. This paper covers the design of the new endstation, preliminary measurements of the sphere of confusion of the vertical goniometer subassembly and the resolving power of the new on-axis viewing system.

Journal Keywords: Diamond Light Source, Macromolecular Crystallography, Endstation, Goniometer, On-axis viewing system, Sphere of confusion

Subject Areas: Engineering

Technical Areas: Mechanical Engineering

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