Welcome to Soft Condensed Matter
This village includes the non-crystalline diffraction (NCD) beamlines I22 and B21, circular dichroism (CD) B23, and B22 for infra-red microscopy. This village brings together life scientists with interests outside of the macromolecular crystallography community, investigating novel materials and complex organic structures and advancing the industrial development of biomaterials. In Physical Sciences we play host to Polymer and Colloid scientists as well as those investigating molecular crystals and semiconductors.
B21 is a bending maget Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) beamline primarily focused on dilute solution state systems.
Beamsize: 250 x 250 μm
Energy: 6 - 23 keV
Wavelength: 0.54 - 2.07 Å
Detector: Pilatus 2M (SAXS), Pilatus P300k-W (WAXS)
I22 is a non-crystalline diffraction beamline using SAXS and WAXS for the physical and life sciences. Small-angle, non-crystalline diffraction provides essential information on the structure and dynamics of large molecular assemblies in low ordered environments.
Beamsize: 60-70 μm x 350-400 μm (Main Beam) 6 x 6 μm (Microfocus)
Energy: 3.5 - 20 keV
Wavelength: 0.62 - 3.54 Å
Detector: Pilatus P3-2M or RAPID (SAXS), Pilatus P300k-W (WAXS)
MIRIAM (Multimode InfraRed Imaging And Microspectroscopy) provides a brilliant and versatile microprobe for high resolution imaging of molecular structures as well as high sensitivity vibrational spectroscopy via FTIR up to the THz range. Experiments span from biomedical applications to physical-chemical researches, with subsequent impact across a wide range of life and physical sciences.
Beamsize: 1 mm to 3 um
Energy: 0.6 meV to 1.2 eV
Wavelength: 2 mm to 1 um
Detector: MCT, DLaTGS and Bolometer
B23 is a life sciences, chemistry and material science beamline for investigating and observing structural, functional and dynamic interactions in elements such as proteins, nucleic acids, nanoparticles and chiral molecules.
Beamsize: 0.5mm² to 2mm x 4mm
Wavelength: 125-650 nm