MX 1 (6 – 12 keV)

Operating in the range of hard X-rays, D03B-MX1 is used to study the three-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules such as proteins. The coordinates of the atoms that make up protein crystals can be mathematically obtained from the X-ray diffraction. Knowledge of the atomic structure allows us to know how the proteins and other biological molecules function and perform at a molecular level.

Currently, D03B-MX1 operates at a fixed energy of 7.709 keV (1.608 Å). It is suitable for data collection aimed at Molecular Replacement experiments, single or multiple isomorphous replacement and anomalous scattering of derived crystals containing heavy atoms like Gd, I, Cs, Hg, Pt, and others. See detailed beamline specifications here.