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SOLEIL PROXIMA1


SOLEIL
Saint-Aubin, France
CATS Automounter

Operational since March 2008, PROXIMA-1 is specialized in the measurement of bio-crystallographic data on macromolecules, in the same way as PROXIMA-2A. It offers a beam of light adopted and optimized for x-ray diffraction studies of crystals of large biological molecules at high spectral resolutions and for samples particularly sensitive to radiation damage. The line is equipped with a fast reading X-ray detector and large area; in combination with a robot allowing automated exchanges of samples, this configuration makes it possible to study a very large number of crystals in a reduced time. Advanced data collection strategies are available systematically by taking advantage of a latest-generation 3-circle geometry goniometer. 1


Contacts

Pierre Legrand

Leonard Chavas


Tools

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

Recommended Accepted*
Puck Style Uni-Puck, SPINE
Mount/Loop Style Any
Rod Length 18mm/SPINE
Base Style B1A-Reusable, B5-R
*Practical information for users. Retrived November 19, 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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