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X-Ray Lab

The X-ray lab supports Cancer Center Members research grants by providing high resolution diffraction data to allow atomic level visualization of proteins and their binding partners. The lab has one of the most intense commercially available X-ray sources with two well equipped experimental stations. Both experimental stations have adjustable 2 theta and can collect room temperature and cryogenically cooled data.


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A

Cryogenic Stream Systems: One Rigaku XStream 2000 cryogenic systems offer cryo-cooling of crystal samples to liquid nitrogen temperatures with the following benefits... 

  • No Dewars of liquid nitrogen needed
  • Continuous operation, low maintenance
  • Easy and safe to use
  • Small footprint
  • Improved laminar flow; less icing
  • Flexible nozzle positioning

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B

Right Port:  This X-ray port is equiped with an XStream 2000, Osmic Varimax HighRes optics, a motorized quarter-chi goniometer, an R-Axis IV++ detector, a motorized crystal to detector stage, and an adjustable two theta.  All equipment was obtained from Rigaku.

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C

X-ray Generator: The lab is equiped with a Rigaku FRE SuperBright rotating anode X-ray source that provides two X-ray ports with intensity similar to a second generation bending magnet.

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D

Left Port: This X-ray port is equipped with a BioSAXS 1000 for collecting small angle x-ray scattering data on protein solutions.  All equipment was obtained from Rigaku.

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E

Crystal Mounting Workstation: The crystal mounting workstation provides all the necessary tools to mount room temperature or cryo-cooled samples.  Typically we use MiTeGen micromounts for both room temperature and cryo-cooled samples.  Additionally, Hampton Research standard loop and capillary mounting are available.

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F

Computer Workstations: Each detector has its own dedicated data collection and processing workstation powered by a Dell PC.  Rigaku's HKL3000 is used to screen, collect and process diffraction data on the right port.  SAXS Lab is used to collect and process data on the left port.

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