European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
ID30A-3 - MASSIF3 - Fixed-energy microfocus MX beamline

MASSIF-3 is a fixed-energy (12.8 keV) beamline for macromolecular crystallography that offers a small (diameter: 15 µm FWHM) and intense (1e13 ph/s) X-ray beam.

The beamline started user operation in December 2014, and is currently equipped with an Eiger X 4M detector and a MD2M diffractometer and a SC3 sample changer for up to 50 SPINE standard samples.

Besides, MASSIF-3 regularly offers an online microphotospectrometer for UV/vis absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. The HC1 humidity control device is available upon request.

 

Beamline Energy Range
12.8 [eV]
Max Flux On Sample
1.3 * 1013 [ph/s] @ 12.8 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
15 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
15 [um]
Photon Sources

U21.2

Type
Undulator
Monochromators
Other Optics
Detectors

Eiger 4M

Pixel Size
X = 75 [um], Y = 72 [um]
Passive or Active (Electronics)
Active

Detection

Detected Particle
Electron
contacts
David Flot
Techniques
Diffraction
  • Crystallography (biological macromolecules)
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • BLISS and MxCuBE
Data Output Type
  • HDF5 image files
Data Output Format
  • HDF5
Softwares For Data Analysis
  • standard crystallographic software (XDS, DIALS, CCP4)
Other Equipment Available On Site
micro-spectrophotometer
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