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A Novel Dual Air-Bearing Fixed-χ Diffractometer for Small-Molecule Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction on Beamline I19 at Diamond Light Source

DOI: 10.3390/cryst7110336 DOI Help

Authors: David R. Allan (Diamond Light Source) , Harriott Nowell (Diamond Light Source) , Sarah A. Barnett (Diamond Light Source) , Mark R. Warren (Diamond Light Source) , Adrian Wilcox (Diamond Light Source) , Jeppe Christensen (Diamond Light Source) , Lucy Saunders (Diamond Light Source) , Andrew Peach (Diamond Light Source) , Mark T. Hooper (Diamond Light Source) , Ljubo Zaja (Diamond Light Source) , Suren Patel (Diamond Light Source) , Leo Cahill (Diamond Light Source) , Russell Marshall (Diamond Light Source) , Steven Trimnell (Diamond Light Source) , Andrew Foster (Diamond Light Source) , Trevor Bates (Diamond Light Source) , Simon Lay (Diamond Light Source) , Mark A. Williams (Diamond Light Source) , Paul V. Hathaway (Diamond Light Source) , Graeme Winter (Diamond Light Source) , Markus Gerstel (Diamond Light Source) , Ron Wooley (Fluid Film Devices Ltd)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Crystals , VOL 7

State: Published (Approved)
Published: November 2017

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Abstract: Herein, we describe the development of a novel dual air-bearing fixed-χ diffractometer for beamline I19 at Diamond Light Source. The diffractometer is designed to facilitate the rapid data collections possible with a Dectris Pilatus 2M pixel-array photon-counting detector, while allowing remote operation in conjunction with a robotic sample changer. The sphere-of-confusion is made as small as practicably possible, through the use of air-bearings for both the ω and φ axes. The design and construction of the new instrument is described in detail and an accompanying paper by Johnson et al. (also in this issue) will provide a user perspective of its operation.

Journal Keywords: diffractometer; single-crystal; synchrotron radiation; small-molecule; chemical crystallography

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Physics, Materials


Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction