Beamline 17-ID-2

  • General Information
    • Source Type
      Undulator (IVU21) in 2 mrad canted configuration with AMX undulator.


      General User Beamtime

      Energy Range Category
      Hard X-Ray (1-50 keV)

      Energy Range
      5 - 30 keV

      Beamline Type
      Facility Beamline

      Beamline Description
      The FMX beamline is part of the NIH-funded ABBIX project. It supports single- and multi-axis MX projects, micro-focus crystallography, serial crystallography, and data collection at cryo- and room temperature.

      Macromolecular (Protein) Crystallography

      Research Types
      Elucidation of structure and function of macromolecular complexes from small, weekly diffracting heterogeneous or especially radiation-sensitive crystals.

  • Contact Information
    • Spokesperson The person from each beamline who acts as a contact point between the beamline management and NSLS administration. Contact for questions about the beamline scientific program, experimental capabilities, and beamline management.
      Martin Fuchs, Brookhaven National Laboratory,, 344-8890
      Dieter Schneider, Brookhaven National Laboratory,, 344-3423

      Local Contact The beamline staff member who is typically responsible for overseeing the daily operation and maintenance of the beamline. Contact for questions about beamline instrumentation, experimental details, and training.
      Jean Jakoncic, Brookhaven National Laboratory,, 344-3930

      Beamtime Scheduler The beamline staff member responsible for coordination of beamline schedule every trimester. Contact for questions about beamtime scheduling.

      Beamline Phone

  • Instrumentation
    • Beamline Characteristics

      Energy RangeMono Crystal or GratingResolution (ΔE/E)FluxSpot Size (mm)Total Angular Acceptance (mrad)
      5 - 30 keV Double Crystal Monochromator; Si (111) ΔE/E 1.6 x 10-4 5x1012 ph/s 1 - 20 μm

      Source Type
      Undulator (IVU21) in 2 mrad canted configuration with AMX undulator.

      Optical System
      Double crystal monochromator (vertical axis, Si 111) > Horizontally focusing bimorph mirror > Horizontal secondary source aperture > Focusing compound refractive lenses > KB focusing bimorph mirrors

      Experimental Apparatus
      100 nm precision main goniometer; secondary goniometer for crystallization plate data collection and serial crystallography; dynamic beam shaping; high resolution sample viewing microscope with intrinsic fluorescence imaging; robotic sample mounting; Dectris Eiger 16M area detector

      Computer System Hardware & Software
      Integrated Graphical User Interface LSDC with Python scripting facility. Beamline control through EPICS. Detector processing unit for rapid data indexing and computing cluster dedicated for data processing and automated structure solution

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