MX1

Now available

  • Upgraded sample camera optics: High-res sample video microscope (coincident with the beam) for alignment of crystals to the x-ray beam embedded in the Blu-Ice User Interface.  The new AreaVision interface allows users to take snapshots of their crystals in .jpg format.
  • Crystal pictures stored with every oscillation
  • Sample mounting microscopes, including a Leica M205C stereo microscope with (maximum) 20.5:1 zoom.  Allows overview and detail observation using one instrument.
  • Multiple wavelength anomalous dispersion (MAD)
  • High resolution single wavelength anomalous dispersion (SAD)
  • Sample mounting robot (SSRL type) for robotic loading and centering of crystals
  • Remote Access for data collection (via the VBL system and Store.Sync)
  • Access to beamline and data through VBL
  • Upgraded data security.  Users will be now issued with a one-time password for use during their beamtime.  This password will not work outside those beamtime hours.  Access to user data after that time will be via VBL (virtual beamline).
  • New user cabins are at the MX beamlines.  These offer noise reduction and greater environment control.
  • User changeable energy is now available (energy range 8.5-17.5 keV).
  • New Vortex EX90 Si-drift fluorescence detector available.
  • Autoprocessing of datasets
 

Coming soon

  • Sample annealing in the cryo-stream using flipper, or 'credit-card' method
  • Screening server
  • Kappa gonio for full diffraction sphere coverage
  • Automatic indexing and strategy calculation upon collecting of test diffraction shots 
  • On the fly data quality when collecting a dataset 
 

MX2

Now available

  • Upgraded sample camera optics: High-res sample video microscope (coincident with the beam) for alignment of crystals to the x-ray beam embedded in the Blu-Ice User Interface.  The new AreaVision interface allows users to take snapshots of their crystals in .jpg format.
  • Crystal pictures stored with every oscillation
  • Sample mounting microscopes, including a Leica M205C stereo microscope with (maximum) 20.5:1 zoom.  Allows overview and detail observation using one instrument.
  • User changeable energy is available.  It is fully automated via new beam-steering feedback function.  This is also enabled by the new AreaVision camera interface.
  • Upgraded data security.  Users will be now issued with a one-time password for use during their beamtime.  This password will not work outside those beamtime hours.  Access to user data after that time will be via VBL (virtual beamline).
  • High resolution single wavelength anomalous dispersion (SAD)
  • Multiple wavelength anomalous dispersion (MAD)
  • Automated scans of metal edges for MAD and excitation scans (fluorescence scans)
  • Sample mounting robot (SSRL type) for robotic loading and centering of crystals.
  • Replacement MX2 sample motors with improved accuracy for positioning sample in the beam.
  • Remote Access for data collection (via the VBL system and Store.Sync)
  • Access to beamline and data through VBL
  • New user cabins have been installed at the MX beamlines.  These offer noise reduction and greater environment control.
  • A windows machine has been provided for our users
  • Tray screening - unavailable until further notice
  • Micro collimator that can produce beam sizes of <10µm (please ask beamline staff ahead of your beamtime if you would like to use the micro collimator)
  • Autoprocessing of datasets
 

Coming soon 

  • User changeable sample light intensity.
  • Blu-Ice screening server
  • Use of 311 crystal to extend the energy range of the beamline
  • Kappa gonio for full diffraction sphere coverage.
  • Automatic indexing and strategy calculation upon collecting of test diffraction shots
  • On the fly data quality when collecting a dataset 

 

MX acknowledges the support of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF):