Crystal Mounts and Loops
Simplify crystal harvesting, and obtain the best possible data from your crystals, using the most advanced loops available.
Composed of X-ray transparent material, crystals can be mounted directly on the loops, reducing excess fluid, preventing damage, and making getting the crystals out of the drop easier.Learn which mount best suits your needs with our Mount Selection Guide
Micromounts™ consist of thin polymer tips attached to beveled non-magnetic 0.025″ (0.64 mm) diameter stainless steel rods. Their patented design provides an excellent combination of X-ray and optical transparency, mechanical rigidity and flexibility, and precision dimensions.
The polymer is unoriented, so the background scatter does not show the sharp peaks of competing mounts, and has the lowest possible birefringence.
Curving the tip by wrapping its base around the rod makes it rigid, and provides a scoop-like action in retrieving samples. The tip can also flex and bend flat against e.g., a well or glass slide, to dislodge and then slip under a sample.
A wicking aperture draws excess liquid away from the sample, reducing background scatter and allowing faster sample cooling for cryocrystallography.
Since 2008, MicroMounts™ (and all of our other products) have been made using the most mechanically robust unoriented polymer available. With proper care – especially during cleaning – each MicroMount™ can be used to harvest and measure dozens of crystals.
Extremely easy to use, novices can be mounting samples in minutes. MicroMounts™ make your crystallography pipeline more efficient by maximizing the odds of successful mounting, cooling and data collection.
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Quickly assemble MiTeGen Mounts, Loops, and Meshes into bases for crystal harvesting, without using glue or waiting for epoxy to dry.
• Reuse Over and Over to Save Time and Costs
• Beamline Automounter Compatible Designs Learn More about Reusable Bases
• Works at Cryogenic & Room Temp
*Reusable Bases are compatible only with MiTeGen Brand Mounts and Loops.
**MiTeGen Reusable Bases are designed to be used with pins of a specific diameter. Using MiTeGen Reusable Bases with pins from other suppliers may lead to sample movement or loss.
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