National Synchroton Radiation Research Center Taiwan SAM Automounter

Multiple-Wavelength Anomalous Dispersive and Monochromatic Protein Crystallography

Biological Crystallography (BX, MX, PX) is a technique used to determine the 3-dimensional structures of biological molecules such as proteins, viruses and nucleic acids (RNA and DNA) to a resolution higher than ~5 Angstrom. From the studies of this structural information, the detailed mechanism of the biological functions carried out by those macromolecules in living cells and organisms can be elucidated. The x-rays deflected ("scattered") by a single crystal of biological molecules concentrate into sharp intense spots (crystal diffraction pattern), and the structure of the biological molecule can be determined by analysis of the intensities and positions of the diffraction spots.

Energy range: 5.6 ~ 15.5 keV (2.21 Å ~ 0.8 Å)1


Chung-Kuang Chou

Jean, Yuch-Cheng


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

Recommended Accepted
Puck Style Uni-Puck
Mount/Loop Style Any
Rod Length 14-18mm/SPINE
Base Style B1A-ReusableB1-RB3-RB3S-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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