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J Synchrotron Radiat. 2011 Jul;18(Pt 4):681-4. doi: 10.1107/S0909049511019431. Epub 2011 Jun 11.

Beamline 08ID-1, the prime beamline of the Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility.

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Canadian Light Source Inc., 101 Perimeter Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.


Beamline 08ID-1 is the prime macromolecular crystallography beamline at the Canadian Light Source. Based on a small-gap in-vacuum undulator, it is designed for challenging projects like small crystals and crystals with large cell dimensions. Beamline 08ID-1, together with a second bending-magnet beamline, constitute the Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF). This paper presents an overall description of the 08ID-1 beamline, including its specifications, beamline software and recent scientific highlights. The end-station of the beamline is equipped with a CCD X-ray detector, on-axis crystal visualization system, a single-axis goniometer and a sample automounter allowing remote access to the beamline. The general user program is guaranteed up to 55% of the useful beam time and is run under a peer-review proposal system. The CMCF staff provide `Mail-in' crystallography service to the users with the highest-scored proposals.


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