Photon Factory
Tsukuba, Japan
In-house Automounter

BL-1A is dedicated to microcrystallography and long wavelength SAD (Single Anomalous dispersion) experiments. The beamline is designed to take full advantage of a long wavelengh X-ray beam at around 3 A to further enhance anomalous signals. The light source is an in-vacuum short gap undulator optimized at around the wavelength with the fundamental harmonics to obtain maximum brilliance. The vacuum section of the beamline has only one terminal beryllium window, followed by a diffractometer equipped with a helium cryostream and a specially designed helium chamber to minimize the attenuation of the lower energy beam and background noises. A cryo-cooled channel-cut monochromator and bimorph KB focusing mirrors compose a simple optics to deliver a focused beam with a good stability.1


Naohiro Matsugaki


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-R, B3S-R, B5-R
 *Preparation of Cryo Pin. Retrieved December 2, 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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