ALS 12.3.2

The Advanced Light Source
Berkeley, CA


  • High x-ray flux provided by synchrotron superconducting magnet source
  • M1 toroidal mirror to refocus beam at the entrance of the experimental hutch
  • Elliptically bent ultrasmooth mirrors in a Kirkpatrick-Baez configuration provide micron to submicron x-ray spot size on the sample
  • Mirrors provide achromatic focusing, allowing the use of white x-ray beam (5-22 keV) for Laue diffraction
  • A 4-bounce Si(111) monochromator allows switching between white and monochromatic radiation while illuminating the same area of the sample
  • A high precision XY positioning stage allows scanning of the sample under the microbeam and collecting diffraction data at each step (Scanning x-ray microdiffraction)
  • A MAR133 CCD detector provides collection of diffraction data from a large solid angle
  • A Vortex-EM detector for X-ray fluorescence mapping
  • Labview interface for motor controls
  • Custom in-house software suite (XMAS) allows for automated data collection and analysis

ALS 12.3.2


Nobumichi Tamura

Camelia Stan


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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