Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste
Trieste, Italy
In House (SPINE-based) Automounter

The beamline has been designed primarily for macromolecular crystallography.The tunability of the wavelength provides the opportunity to use the Multiwavelength Anomalous Diffraction (MAD) technique for solving the phase problem over a broad range of wavelengths, covering the absorption edges of all the heavy atoms commonly used in protein crystallography. The multipole wiggler spectrum includes high photon flux at low energies, allowing optimisation of the anomalous signal at the Sulphur, Xenon and Calcium edges. Helium purged beampath and helium based cryo-cooling at 100 K are available for data-collection experiments with long wavelengths.The beamline hosts also small molecules crystallography, protein crystallography, powder diffraction, high pressure physics, solid-state experiments. 1


Maurizio Polentarutti

Giorgio Bais


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

Recommended Accepted*
Puck Style SPINE
Mount/Loop Style Any
Rod Length 18mm/SPINE
Base Style B5-R, B-5
*XRD1 Sample Changer. Retrieved November 13, 2013.

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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