X-ray Data Collection
The Macromolecular Crystallography Facility features three complete X-ray crystallography systems. A VariMax HighRes optical system is mounted on one port of the high flux Rigaku MicroMax 007HF X-ray generator, facilitating the resolution of diffraction data from crystals with large unit cell dimensions. A VariMax HighFlux optical system mounted on the other port of the MicroMax 007HF enables data collection from small and weakly diffracting crystals. A third X-ray port is on a Rigaku RUH3R generator. An Rigaku R-AXIS IV++ image plate detector and Oxford Cryosystems cryo-cooling system are mounted on each X-ray port.
The facility supports cryocrystallography with tools from Hampton Research and has a dewar for the storage of frozen crystals for future data collection. Support of data collection at synchrotron sources throughout the country is provided. The facility has a dewar for the shipping of crystals and two Universal V1 pucks and associated tools for remote, automounted data collection. Announcements of upcoming synchrotron data collection trips facilitated by UT research groups will appear in the news section of the facility home page.
Macromolecular crystal samples may be submitted to the facility for data collection. Training and assistance is available for interested users of the X-ray data collection equipment. Instruments can be reserved and used by trained users. Please complete and submit a Service Request for any of these services.