The Advanced Light Source
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
We recommend the following tools for their compatibility and ease-of-use.
|Mount/Loop Style||MicroMounts™ & MicroLoops™ LD||Any mounts/loops|
|Rod Length||18mm/SPINE||11 mm, 18 mm/SPINE, 19 mm, 25mm|
|Base Style||B1A-Reusable||B1A-Reusable, B1-R, B3-R, B3S-R, B5-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.