The success of ID23-2 has resulted in many new and existing synchrotrons building specialised micro-focus beamlines (e.g. Diamond and MaxLabIV in Europe and NSLS-II and APS in the US). It has been a huge success and the availability of such a specialised microfocus beamline for the European Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) community has opened up new and exciting opportunities in X-ray crystallography, such as the possibility of collecting data from ~5 μm3 crystals.
ID23-2 returned to user operation in August 2020 following the ESRF Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) upgrade with exceptional X-ray characteristics to ensure it will remain at the forefront of micro-crystallography. The beamline continues to drive optimised data collection from micro-crystals and will serve as a test bench for the development of such methods to ensure the unique scientific potential of the new SSX beamline under construction on ID29 can be realised. ID23-2 is run as a collaboration between the EMBL Grenoble Synchrotron Crystallography Team and the ESRF Structural Biology Group.
ID23-2 is run as a collaboration between the EMBL-Grenoble Synchrotron Crystallography Team and the ESRF Structural Biology Group. See the ID23-2 webpage for more information on the technical details and the ESRF website for application details.
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