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A new beamline has been constructed at section 11.2 and is now in operation and accepting proposals. The high photon flux provided by the Super Conducting multipole Wiggler (SCW), installed at the 11.2 section, permits the operation of three beamlines, a central tunable and two fixed energy beamlines (Xpress,).

The XRD2 variable energy beamline (8 to 35 keV) is  complementary to XRD1 and dedicated to high throughput macromolecular crystallography experiments: large tunable energy range (8.0 - 20.0 keV) for SAD/MAD experiments, automated sample mounting in cryogenic environment and high speed large area detector are some of the important features of this beamline.

The XRD2 project is developed in partnership with the Indian scientific community and administered through Elettra and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.

XRD2 Beamline
SuperConducting Wiggler installed!
Splitter model
Optical Hutch in the construction phase
Commissioning of the new Pilatus 6M detector
ElevenTwo project
Storage Ring section 11.2
2019 Universita di Parma -Structural Class
SuperConducting Wiggler upgrade project
XRD2 Beamline

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Proposal Submission - Macromolecular Crystallography

Allocation mechanism – dedicated to macromolecular crystallography experiments for XRD1 and XRD2
- no deadline: it is possible to submit a proposal at any time;
- proposal evaluation on a monthly basis;
- reduced dead-time between proposal submission and allocation;
- automatic re-submission in case of overbooking.
We strongly encourage MX users to take advantage of this procedure.  It will be still possible to apply on a six-month basis only if the experiment requires a particular setup in order to be performed or  extended time is required for bureaucratic purposes such as visa applications.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 12:51