Status of the crystallography beamlines at the MAX IV Laboratory
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The MAX IV Laboratory in Lund is currently operating two storage rings, the 1.5GeV MAX II and the 700MeV MAX III, as well as constructing the new facility MAX IV, which will house a 1.5GeV and a 3GeV ring. At the MAX II synchrotron there are three hard X-ray beamlines at which crystallography can be performed: I711, I811 and I911. Beamline I711 is mainly used for powder diffraction. I811 is an EXAFS station at which surface XRD can also be carried out. I911 is a beamline with five experimental stations on a single superconducting wiggler source, of which two are currently used for macromolecular crystallography, namely the monochromatic station I911-2 and the tuneable station I911-3, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art goniometer and robotic sample changer. We will give an overview of the capabilities of these beamlines, focusing particularly on the macromolecular crystallography beamline I911 and some recent scientific highlights produced there. We will also give a brief overview of new beamlines for crystallography that are under construction or planned for the MAX IV facility.
KeywordsStorage Ring Macromolecular Crystallography Crystallography Experiment Undulator Beamline Experimental Hutch
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