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Crystals 2017, 7(11), 336; doi:10.3390/cryst7110336

A Novel Dual Air-Bearing Fixed-χ Diffractometer for Small-Molecule Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction on Beamline I19 at Diamond Light Source

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Diamond Light Source, Harwell Campus, Chilton, Oxfordshire OX11 0DE, UK
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Fluid Film Devices Ltd., Unit 8, Greatbridge Business Park, Budds Lane, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 0HA, UK
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Received: 17 October 2017 / Revised: 25 October 2017 / Accepted: 29 October 2017 / Published: 2 November 2017
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Herein, we describe the development of a novel dual air-bearing fixed-χ diffractometer for beamline I19 at Diamond Light Source. The diffractometer is designed to facilitate the rapid data collections possible with a Dectris Pilatus 2M pixel-array photon-counting detector, while allowing remote operation in conjunction with a robotic sample changer. The sphere-of-confusion is made as small as practicably possible, through the use of air-bearings for both the ω and φ axes. The design and construction of the new instrument is described in detail and an accompanying paper by Johnson et al. (also in this issue) will provide a user perspective of its operation. View Full-Text
Keywords: diffractometer; single-crystal; synchrotron radiation; small-molecule; chemical crystallography diffractometer; single-crystal; synchrotron radiation; small-molecule; chemical crystallography
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Allan, D.R.; Nowell, H.; Barnett, S.A.; Warren, M.R.; Wilcox, A.; Christensen, J.; Saunders, L.K.; Peach, A.; Hooper, M.T.; Zaja, L.; Patel, S.; Cahill, L.; Marshall, R.; Trimnell, S.; Foster, A.J.; Bates, T.; Lay, S.; Williams, M.A.; Hathaway, P.V.; Winter, G.; Gerstel, M.; Wooley, R.W. A Novel Dual Air-Bearing Fixed-χ Diffractometer for Small-Molecule Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction on Beamline I19 at Diamond Light Source. Crystals 2017, 7, 336.

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