National Synchroton Radiation Research Center Taiwan SAM Automounter

Beamline Description

TPS 05A aims for difficult structures as well as routine data collection. The X-ray source of TPS 05A is a three meters long in-vacuum undulator (IU22), producing a high-brilliant X-ray beam. The X-rays are monochromated by a liquid-nitrogen-cooling Si double-crystal monochromator, and focused by a pair of Kirkpatrick–Baez mirrors. The focused beam size at the sample is 65 μm (H) x 36 μm (V) with photon flux of 1.1 x1013 photons/s at 12.4keV. Apertures are used to collimate the beam in the range of 50–5 μm. The beam divergence at the sample is less than 500 μrad (H) and 100 μrad (V), and the energy range is from 5.7 to 20 keV (wavelength 2.175-0.62 Å). Equipped with a high speed CCD area detector and a micro-diffractometer, TPS 05A is capable of not only shutterless data collection for much higher throughput and helical scan to mitigate the radiation damage but also grid scan to find the best diffraction areas or to locate micro crystals. The optional mini-κ goniometer of the high precision micro-diffractometer enables crystal reorientation. A robotic sample changer for automatically sample mounting and centering in installed, making the data acquisition more efficient. Substantial user-support, remote access and mail-in service are also provided.1


Chien-Chang Tseng

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 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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