Diamond Light Source
Beamline I24 - Microfocus MX

I24 is a tuneable microfocus beamline for MX. It was the first beamline if its kind to be built in Europe and has been operating since 2008. In 2015/2016 the beamline was completely rebuilt with a new dual goniometer endstation and new mirrors.

The beamline offers extremely high flux densities with the ability to investigate virus structure, membrane proteins, microcrystals (crystals as small as 1.5 microns have been measured successfully). It combines versatile optics and the most sophisticated detectors available with the most advanced automation systems to enable sample location, data collection and analysis.

We offer two standard modes of data collection: cryo (SPINE pins) and in situ. We also offer serial (fixed target, thin film and LCP extruder) data collection. Serial data collection is in a developmental stage and any early experiments can only be done in collaboration with beamline staff - if you're interested please contact the I24 PBS. We are always happy to try new or challenging experiments: get in touch if you have a experiment we can help with.

Beamline Energy Range
6.5 - 25 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
5 - 50 [um]
Robin Owen
  • Crystallography (biological macromolecules)
  • Medical application
  • Wide angle scattering
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • GDA
Data Output Type
  • Images
Data Output Format
  • cbf