MX Industry Services
Two state-of-the art beamlines are available for proprietary MX data collection, PXI and PXIII. Both beamlines provide fast and reliable robotic sample changing; intuitive data acquisition software; and automated data processing.
|Beam size (microns)||Variable from 5 x 5 to 100 x 100||90 x 45|
|Flux at 12.4 keV, 400 mA (ph/s)||> 2 x 1012||5 x 1011|
|Detector||Eiger 16M 133Hz||Pilatus 2M-F|
Crystals with large unit cells
MAD and SAD experiments
|Phasing experiments, particularly native SAD
Multi-axis data collections
Industrial Access to MX Beamlines
We offer a variety of access modes to the beamlines, providing you with a choice of remote beamline control, automated data collection or a data collection service managed by our experienced MX scientists. For more information on services or beamline capabilities please contact our industrial liaison scientists at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shift-based Proprietary Access
This access mode is based on full (8-hour) or half (4-hour) shifts, including time for beamline setup and sample loading.
Standard Remote Access
Data collections are performed by the user or by a 3rd party service provider.
Fully Automated Service
Samples are centred using X-ray diffraction and data collections are run automatically based on sample information provided in advance.
Data Collection Service
Data collections are carried out by experienced staff from the MX Group. We offer:
- Standard cryo-MX data collections
- Serial crystallography data collection
- De novo structure determination (heavy atoms, native-SAD, MAD etc)
Time or Sample-based Proprietary Access
Flexible scheduling allowing faster access to beamtime.
Time-based data collection service
Data collection of standard cryo-MX samples by experienced members of the MX Group.
Sample-based, fully automated service
Pricing scheme dependent on the number of samples.
Summary of Access Modes
|Access Mode||Data Collection Method||Pricing Unit||Relative Cost
|Standard remote||User or 3rd party service provider||Shift||0.86*||1*|
|Fully automated||X-ray centring and automated data collection||Shift||0.86||1|
|Data collection service||SLS MX Staff||Shift||1.06||1.2|
|Time-based data collection service||SLS MX Staff||Per Hour||1.19||1.35|
|Sample-based, fully automated||X-ray centring and automated data collection||Per Sample||1.35 - 1.6||1.35 - 1.6|
*Does not include cost of 3rd party service providers