ALS 12.2.2

The Advanced Light Source
Berkeley, CA

Beamline 12.2.2 at the Advanced Light Source is a synchrotron X-ray diffraction beamline for samples at non ambient conditions of pressure, temperature and atmospheric conditions. The beamline photon energy range is 6-35keV with a minimal x-ray spot size of 5×5 um.

The beamline offers mainly three areas of expertise:

  • High-pressure X-ray powder diffraction through diamond anvil cells in axial or radial diffraction. Both geometries can be combined with double-sided laser heating.
  • Ambient pressure X-ray powder diffraction at temperatures up to ~ 1000 C and simultaneous controlled atmosphere.
  • High-pressure X-ray single crystal diffraction allowing for large DAC’s (BX90, symmetric cells). This capability is currently available in a single axis configuration. A 4-circle goniometer is being commissioned on endstation 1.1


Martin Kunz

Bora Kalkan


We recommend the following tools for their compatibility and ease-of-use.

Recommended Accepted
Mount/Loop Style Any mounts/loops
Rod Length 11 mm, 18 mm/SPINE, 19 mm, 25mm
Base Style B1A-ReusableB1-RB3-RB3S-RB5-R


Sample Preparation Kits

Convenient kits of compatible assemblies of MiTeGen recommended products

Beamline Sample Preparation Kits are available in 3 aperture size assortments based on your crystal sizes and include:

  • Assemblies of 100 Crystal Mounts, on 18 mm pins, available in the following assortment:
    • 20 x Dual-Thickness MicroLoops ™ LD  (5 each of 10, 20, 30 and 50 μm aperture sizes)
    • 40 x Dual-Thickness MicroMount ™ (10 each of 75, 100, 150 and 200 μm aperture sizes)
    • 20 x Dual-Thickness MicroLoops ™  (5 each of 300, 400, 500 and 600 μm aperture sizes)
    • 20 x MicroMeshes ™  (5 each of 10, 25, 50 and 25L μm aperture sizes)
  • Installed in 100 B5-R reusable bases or 100 regular bases
  • Packaged and stored in 5 MiTeGen base holders

Uni-puck Starter Kit 2 includes:

  • (7) Universal V-1 Pucks
  • (1) Double Puck Loading Dewar with Lid
  • (1) Puck Wand
  • (1) Puck Dewar Loading Tool
  • (1) Puck Separator Tools
  • (1) Shelved Puck Shipping Cane
  • (1) Bent Cryo-Tong
  • (1) Cryo Express Dry Shipper (CX100)
  • (1) Shipping case for CX100

*custom kits are available, contact MiTeGen with specific requests.

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