Experimental Station 14-1

Beam line 14-1 is a bending magnet end station. It is dedicated for  monochromatic, high-throughput macromolecular crystallography and optimized for SAD and MAD experiments. It can be run in a full remote access mode.  It is equipped with a Dectris PILATUS 6M detector. For aditional information about the experimental capabilities, see http://smb.slac.stanford.edu/index.shtml.

Supported Techniques
Macromolecular Crystallography
Multi wavelength anomalous diffraction (MAD)
Single wavelength anomalous diffraction (SAD)
Main Scientific Disciplines
Biomedical Sciences
Structural Molecular Biology
Beam Line Specifications


Bending Magnet

Source Bending magnet, side station

  Energy Range Resolution ΔE/E Spot Size Flux
Focused 6.0-13.0 keV ~3 x 10-4 H: 0.05-0.08
W: 0.05-0.2
1.7 x 1011

See also: SMB site


Mirror: Flat bent collimating Rh coated mirror, toroidal focussing mirror

Monochromator: Si (111) double crystal



Detector: Dectris Pilatus 6M, pixel, sample to detector distance of 188-900 mm, shutterless data collection, fine phi slicing experiments

Goniometer: Huber Kappa diffractometer

Cryo Capability: Oxford Cryojet

Microscope: Visex

Sample Environment

Ambient pressure. 

Sample temperature: 100K - room temperature.

Data Acquisition and Analysis

The beam line control GUI Blu-ice is installed at all macromolecular crystallography beam lines. Web-ice provides an interface for diffraction image viewing and automated autoindex and data collection strategy calculation.

Other supported software installed on servers accessible from all the beam lines include mosflm, HKL2000 and XDS. MAD/SAD scripts, developed at SSRL, are also available to facilitate on-line structure solution. The graphics package COOT is installed on the local beam line computers.


Beam Line Phone
650-926-5141. Support cell phone: 650-307-4151
Beam Line Contact

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