Learn Beamline Guides NSLS II FMX (17-ID-2)


National Synchrotron Light Source NSLSII
Upton, New York
G-ROB Automounter

Frontier macromolecular crystallography (FMX) is an undulator beamline at sector 17-ID for structural biology investigations with micro-focusing macro­molecular crystallography (MX), optimized for challenging bio-crystallographic problems. Its flux density will be unmatched by MX facilities world-wide. 1


Martin Fuchs

Jean Jakoncic


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

** Use MiTeGen Reusable bases only with MiTeGen brand loops/mounts. If using other mounts, use glue-in style bases.**

Recommended Accepted*
Puck Style Uni-Puck
Mount/Loop Style Any
Rod Length 18mm/SPINE
Base Style SPINE (B5-Reusable), SPINE (B5)
*Cryogenic Crystal Automounter. Retrieved November 5, 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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