BEAMLINE GUIDE
SOLEIL PROXIMA 2-A


SOLEIL
Saint-Aubin, France
CATS Automounter

PROXIMA 2-A (PX2-A) is a microfocus beamline for biological crystallography at Synchrotron SOLEIL. The beamline is highly automated and designed to help you tackle the most challenging structural targets and biological systems. PX2-A is rapidly tunable over the energy range 6-17 keV making the most commonly used absorption edges accessible for anomalous diffraction experiments. The beamline is equipped with a high capacity sample-changing system, high performance micro-diffractometer, KETEK X-ray fluorescence detector, and an EIGER X 9M photon-counting area detector.1


Contacts

William Shepard

Gavin Fox


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 Retrieved 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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