Development of Ultrasonic Acoustic Levitation Diffractometer

Ultrasonic acoustic levitation diffractometer (ALD) is a novel tool for protein crystallography experiments combining the acoustic levitation, fast-frame-rate X-ray image detector, and high-brightness X-ray source. We aim at realizing a high-speed, high-sample-efficiency, high-throughput crystallography tool at room temperature.

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ALD team

Laboratory for Micro- & Nanotechnology, PSD
Soichiro Tsujino, Dr.
Celestino Padeste, Dr.


Laboratory for Bioimaging, PSD
Takashi Tomizaki, Dr.


Laboratory for Biomolecular Research, BIO
Jörg Standfuss, Dr.
Petr Skopintsev
Dmitry Veprintsev
Antonia Furrer


Laboratory for Scientific Computing and Modeling, NES
Yohei Sato


LeadXpro AG
Michael Hennig, Prof. Dr.
Robert Cheng, Dr.
Matthieu Botte, Dr.


Fachhochschule Nordwest (FHNW)
Magnus Christiansen, Prof. Dr.
Jonathan Schmidli,


ETHZ and University of Hokkaido
Yasushi Takeda, Prof. Dr.