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Department of Energy Office of Science
GM/CA @ APS Sponsors:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

User Program - While at the Beamline - Minibeam Capabilities

Minibeam Capabilities

GM/CA @ APS offers a unique minibeam capabilies through user-selectable quad collimators. With just one click of a button on the JBluIce-EPICS application users can select between 5, 10, and 20µm pinholes or 300µm scatterguard.

Minibeam Controls on JBluIce-EPICS Sample Tab

More about GM/CA @ APS minibeam functionality can be found in these publications:

  1. Sanishvili 'A 7 µ&m mini-beam improves diffraction data from small or imperfect crystals of macromolecules', Acta Cryst. (2008) D64, p.425-435
  2. Fischetti 'Mini-beam collimator enables microcrystallography experiments on standard beamlines', J. Synchrotron Rad. (2009). 16, p.217-225

GM/CA @ APS is an Office of Science User Facility operated for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science by Argonne National Laboratory

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