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Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography Core Facility (MX)
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MX Director:
Michael Miley, Ph.D.
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Medical Research Building B
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Instrumentation

In addition to the major pieces of equipment featured below the facility is fully equipped to handle all common crystallographic experiments, crystal imaging, crystal shipment, and data analysis.

Crystallization Robotics

Rigaku Phoenix Liquid Handler

 

 

Rigaku Phoenix Liquid Handler

 

 

 

 

 

Alchemist II Liquid Handler

 

 

Alchemist II Liquid Handler

 

 

 

 

Rigaku MinstrelHT imaging system with two Gallery 700 plate hotels (4 and 20 degrees Celsius)

 

 

Gallery 700 plate hotels (4 and 20 degrees Celsius)

 

 

 

 

Diffraction Equipment

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Rigaku Micromax 007HF x-ray generator

 

Rigaku Micromax 007HF x-ray generator (Cu anode, 1.54a wavelength)

 

 

 

Left Port : Rigaku Saturn 944+ CCD with ACTOR sample changing robot,

 

Left Port : Rigaku Saturn 944+ CCD with ACTOR sample changing robot, AFC-11 experimental station, VariMAX HF optic, X-STREAM2 cryostat

closeup of Rigaku Saturn 944+ CDD with ACTOR sample changing robot

 

 

 

 

Right Port : R-Axis IV++ detector, VariMAX HR optic,

Right Port : R-Axis IV++ detector, VariMAX HR optic, inverted Phi goniostat, and X-STREAM2 cryostat

view closeup of R-Axis IV++ detector

 

 

 

 

Rigaku Ru-H3R Generator with a R-Axis IV detector, osmic optics, inverted Phi-axis, and oxford cryojet (Currently Offline) --photo coming soon

 

Rigaku LN-40 liquid nitrogen generation and storage system

 

 

Rigaku LN-40 liquid nitrogen generation and storage system

 

 

 

 

 

Synchrotron Access

UNC  is a member of SER-CAT, which operates two beamlines

UNC  is a member of SER-CAT, which operates two beamlines (22-ID and 22-BM) located in the advanced photon source at Argonne National Labs. UNC owns two shares which translates into 288 hours of synchrotron beamtime each year.

 

Computing Resources

  • A number of linux and windows workstations are available For users to process and analyze their data on

  • All commonly used crystallography software is available on these workstations

 

Conferences

 

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