New mirror to yield 50 micron (vert.) beam at BM30A (FIP)


A new longitudinally curved horizontal mirror is being commissioned on the CRG beamline BM30A (FIP).

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This mirror is located just before the MD2 diffractometer. This optical element will reduce the vertical size of the beam down to ~50μm, to take advantage of smaller protein crystals. This system should be available for users by April. The mirror and its bender were manufactured by a team at the ESRF. The support was developed in a collaboration among FIP, the CNRS/SERAS and the ESRF.