BM14 was bending magnet 14 beamline at the ESRF, optimised for exploiting anomalous scattering methods MAD/SAD in macromolecular structure determination.
BM14 had an optical design suited to the rapid and accurate energy change between 7 and 17 kev, which covers most of the commonly used absorption edges of heavy atoms.
Between 2010 and 2016, BM14 provided beamtime and support to scientists from India (via Department of Biotechnology (DBT) funding) and Europe (via European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) funding and the BioStruct-X European Commission Programme) on the basis of peer-reviewed beamtime proposals.
For all users publishing data collected on BM14 please do add the following sentence in the acknowledgements:
We thank the EMBL staff Dr Hassan Belrhali or/and Dr. Babu A. Manjasetty for providing support on the beamline and EMBL-DBT for providing access to the BM14 beamline at the ESRF.