Request time NOW on the NEW undulator beam line at the NSLS: X29
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Thu Sep 16 20:31:27 EST 2004
"Robert Sweet" <sweet at bnl.gov> wrote in message
news:Pine.LNX.4.30.0409161031550.1038-100000 at x12wulfgar01.nsls.bnl.gov...
> The new undulator-based beam line X29 has just been declared operational.
> It is dedicated to PX (macromolecular crystallography), operates with an
> ADSC Q315 detector / diffractometer system, and is in the same brightness
> range as X25. This experimental station was constructed with support from
> DOE (BER and BES) and NIH (NCRR), and was a collaboration between the
> Center for Synchrotron Biosciences of Albert Einstein College of Medicine
> http://www.aecom.yu.edu/home/csb/, and the Macromolecular Crystallography
> Research Resource of the Brookhaven Biology Dept.
> There is Rapid-Access time available for PX beginning >RIGHT NOW< on NSLS
> beamlines. Also, the deadline for applications for the NSLS's Winter 2005
> cycle is the end of the NSLS working day (5PM EDT) on Thursday 30
> September 2004.
> There is an electronic submission form required. Please access the web
> site: http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/ for information about the beamlines, and
> forms and instructions for the submission of beam-time proposals and for
> Rapid Access. The deadline is very firm for regular submission. Read all
> of the instructions carefully and submit early.
> Nine beamlines are available for macromolecular crystallographic data
> collection through the NSLS General User Program: Beamlines X12-B, X12-C,
> X26-C, X8-C, X9-A, X6-A, and X4-A, plus the "insertion-device" beamlines
> X25 and X29. (Note: X29 is referred to as X29A on GU program forms.)
> Two ADSC Q315 diffractometer systems have been installed at X25
> (http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/x25_info.html) and X29
> (http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/x29/x29_info.html) to provide unprecedented
> data-collection power.
> >>> This represents a huge amount of beam time, including many days <<<
> >>> on X25 and X29, two of the most usable beamlines anywhere for PX. <<<
> CCD-Based detection systems, as well as sufficient computing power that
> all data can be reduced on site (and often structures can be solved on
> site as well) are available on all of these beamlines.
> A Research Resource Grant from the National Institutes of Health is
> providing enhanced support for users to the NSLS. Work is being done
> under this grant to extend the state of the art in macromolecular
> crystallography in both computing hardware and software, use of modern
> detectors, application of multi-layer monochromators to provide hotter
> beams, and multiple-beam phasing of protein structures.
> Robert M. Sweet E-Dress: sweet at bnl.gov
> Biology Dept. ^ (that's L
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> Upton, NY 11973 631 344 3401 (Office)
> U.S.A. 631 344 2741 (Facsimile)
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