NYX Capabilities

  • High energy resolution down to ΔE/E = 5 x 10-5 without loss of flux. Capable of producing sharp absorption edges for challenging de novo structure solution by MAD/SAD phasing.
  • Beam size: 20 um (v) x 20 um (h); focused full-beam flux of >1012 photons/sec
  • X-ray energy coverage from 7-17.5 keV. Capable of anomalous diffraction experiments from iron K (7.1 keV) to uranium LIII (17.1 keV) edge, covering the most commonly used heavy atoms for MAD/SAD phasing. Enhanced anomalous signals for native SAD phasing from remote K resonance for light atoms including P, S and Cl.
  • High-throughput data collection with an Dectris Eiger2 9M XE detector and an Irelec ISARA sample changer (installed spring 2022) controlled through LSDC data collection software.
  • Remote access using NX client.
  • UniPuck V1 pucks are the only pucks supported by the ISARA robot. Non-conforming pucks will be returned to the user. SPINE, ALS or SAM bases can be used with the ISARA. We recommend SPINE bases to maintain compatibility with the other NSLS-II beamlines.

In-house Facility

NYSBC maintains a modern rotating-anode X-ray source at its main facility in Manhattan, equipped with fast CCD X-ray detectors, cryosystems, and computational resources. This facility is used by NYSBC staff to support collaborative research projects, as a pre-screening step before taking crystals to NYSBCʼs beamline, and for direct X-ray data collection.