FIP2 is available to the users since 1 October 2021. Apply now for beamtime through the Soleil synchrotron interface!

The beamline FIP-BM30A ended operation on 20 November 2018 and has now been replaced by FIP2-BM07 upon ESRF-EBS upgrade.

FIP2 (French beamline for Investigation of Proteins) is located on a Bending Magnet section 07 (BM07) of ESRF. It is especially dedicated to crystallography of biological macromolecules. This beamline can be used either for standard diffraction or for multiwavelength diffraction, using anomalous dispersion.

Its optics can deliver a focused beam on a fixed sample position in a large energy range (7-17 keV, to be extended to 5-25 keV). The beam size can be adjusted between 50 x 50 and 250 x 250 um^2. 

FIP2 offers the following capabilities:

  • High-throughput screening of cryocooled crystals
  • (Multiwavelength) anomalous diffraction experiments
  • In situ (in plate) crystal screening and data collection
  • On-line UV-Vis absorption microspectrophotometry
  • Humidity-controlled experiments

The FIP2 sample storage dewar is currently set for SC3-SPINE standard only, but will be upgraded to host Unipuck standard as well (summer 2023).

The beamline control is now performed by the popular "MXCuBE3 " interface to be consistent with other similar beamlines around the world. Sample (meta)data are handled and stored by ISPyB.