Learn Beamline Guides APS 24-ID-C (NE-CAT)


The Advanced Photon Source
Argonne, IL
ALS Automounter

Both undulator beamlines, 24-ID-C and 24-ID-E, are in full operation providing exceptionally stable well collimated X-ray beams and are optimized for microdiffraction crystallographic research. The 24-ID-C beamline is a variable-energy beamline providing X-rays from 6.5 to 20 keV. Both 24-ID-C and 24-ID-E are optimized to address challenging cases in macromolecular crystallography such as large complex molecular assemblies, poorly diffracting crystals and microcrystals by providing extremely stable and intense x-ray beams with beam sizes ranging from 5 to 70 microns. The 24-ID-C beamline is equipped with an ALS-style sample auto-mount robotic system for increased productivity and a mini-kappa goniometer head for crystal alignment. Remote operations available.1


Malcolm Capel, Ph.D


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

Recommended Accepted*
Puck Style Uni-PuckALS,
Mount/Loop Style Any
Rod Length 18mm/SPINE, 19 mm
Base Style B1A-ReusableB1AB3S-ReusableB3S

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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