European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
BM01 - Diffraction Beamline

Swiss-Norwegian Beamline BM01
Single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction (including high pressures) with multi-axis diffractometer and large area detector BM01 caters for high resolution single-crystal diffraction and powder diffraction for small molecule crystallography. It may also be used as general purpose diffraction beamline for reciprocal space mapping, and for macromolecular crystallography.

Beamline Energy Resolution
2 * 10-4 [meV] @ 17000 [eV]
Beamline Energy Range
8000 - 24000 [eV]
Spot Size On Sample Hor
300 [um]
Spot Size On Sample Vert
300 [um]
Divergence Hor
0.1 - 2 [urad]
Divergence Vert
0.1 - 0.2 [urad]
Wouter van Beek
Vadim Dyadkin
  • Crystallography
  • Crystallography (biological macromolecules)
  • Powder diffraction
  • Surface diffraction
  • Time-resolved studies
  • Wide angle scattering
  • Other - Chemistry
  • Other - Energy
control/Data analysis
Control Software Type
  • Spec Pylatus (in-house)
Data Output Type
  • Images from Pilatus pixel detector
Data Output Format
  • .cbf (Dectris Pitatus)
Softwares For Data Analysis
  • SNBL ToolBox for data manipulation, ALBULA (Dectris) for data visualisation, CrysalisPro for single crystal data processing, BUBBLE for powder diffraction azimuthal integration.
Other Equipment Available On Site
CryoStream 700+ (80-500K), heat blower (25-600 C), electric field cell (0-15 kV/cm), electric battery cells, gas pressure capillary cells (0-50 bars)
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