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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.

Please contact core Director to schedule use of Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography equipment and instrumentation.

Crystallization Robotics

Rigaku Micromax 007HF (Cu anode, 1.54a wavelength)

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, inverted Phi goniostat, and X-STREAM2 cryostat

view closeup of R-Axis IV++ detector


Rigaku LN-40 liquid nitrogen generation and storage system

Synchrotron Access

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

  • We maintain a server with 20 TB RAID storage for your precious data. It also hosts HKL-2000 for processing your data.