X-ray Crystallography facility

X-ray Generators:

Rigaku RuH3R (2004) rotating anode x-ray generator (Copper, 1.54 Ã…) with Osmic Confocal X-ray Optics, Rayonix/MAR MAR345 image plate detector and Oxford Instruments Cryojet. (Polk 03) (Soon to have R-axis IV detector with 2 Theta).

Rigaku RuH2R (1999) rotating anode x-ray generator (Copper, 1.54 Ã…) with Osmic Confocal X-ray Optics, Rayonix/MAR MAR345 image plate detector and Oxford Instruments Cryojet. (Polk 05)

Detector Control/Acquisition and Sample Preparation:

Shutter control, cryojet control, and detector control from control room. Dell Pentium Duo computers with dual monitors for data collection and processing. Data reduction is done with HKL2000 or MOSFLM. (Polk 04).

Sample preparation area in control room (Polk 04).

                                                                                                                            

Crystal Screening Robot:

The crystal screening robot automates setting crystal screens simultaneously decreasing the time required and increasing the reproducibility of the crystal tray.

The robot is Art Robbins Instruments Crystal Phoenix and a Cryscam is available for viewing and scoring screening trays.

Crystal Growth Chamber:

Walk-in crystal growth chamber with vibration damping cradles for crystal tray storage, at 18°C (Polk 02).                                       

Walk-in crystal growth chamber with vibration damping cradles for crystal tray storage, at 4°C (Polk 02).

Training:

Orientation for use of the facilities is a two step process. First step is to complete the Analytical Xray Safety Training provied by NCSUEH&S which is a 3 hourclass that can be scheduled.The second step is to complete a safety training and orientation class provided in the facility to give specific information and safety procedures related to the facility and equipment.

Safety Training and Orientation Class

Radiation Safety Training Class

X-Ray Safety Manual

NCSU Radiation Safety Manual