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ID30B is a highly automated, undulator-based, tunable beamline dedicated to macromolecular crystallography.
Status:  open


  • Life Sciences


  • Life sciences
  • Biological Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Structural biology


  • MAD - multi-wavelength anomalous dispersion
  • MX - macromolecular crystallography

Energy range

  • 6.0 - 20.0  keV

Beam size

  • Minimum (H x V) : 20.0 x 20.0  µm²
  • Maximum (H x V) : 200.0 x 200.0  µm²

Sample environments

  • ID30B is equipped with a modified microdiffractometer (MD2-S), allowing data collection from micron-sized crystals mounted on conventional cryo-supports or in crystallisation plates (in situ).
  • A new generation, flexible and high throughput sample changer (FlexHCD) capable of transferring samples from either EMBL/ESRF pucks or Unipucks has also been developed for ID30B in a collaboration between the ESRF and EMBL-Grenoble.
  • An online Raman spectrometer is also available on request, please contact the iCOS staff to discuss the feasibility of the experiment well in advance.


  • EIGER2 X 9M 450µm Si sensor (Dectris). This detector was purchased by the ESRF.
  • AXAS-A X-ray fluorescence detector (KETEK)

Technical references

McCarthy, A. A., Barrett, R., Beteva, A., Caserotto, H., Dobias, F., Felisaz, F., Giraud, T., Guijarro, M., Janocha, R., Khadrouche, A., Lentini, M., Leonard, G. A., Lopez Marrero, M., Malbet-Monaco, S., McSweeney, S., Nurizzo, D., Papp, G., Rossi, C., Sinoir, J., Sorez, C., Surr, J., Svensson, O., Zander, U., Cipriani, F., Theveneau, P., Mueller-Dieckmann, C. ID30B - a versatile beamline for macromolecular crystallography experiments at the ESRF. J. Synchrotron Radiat. 25,1249-1260 (2018).

Mueller-Dieckmann, C., Bowler, M. W., Carpentier, P., Flot, D., McCarthy, A. A., Nanao, M. H., Nurizzo, D., Pernot, P., Popov, A., Round, A., Royant, A., de Sanctis, D., von Stetten, D., Leonard, G. A. The status of the macromolecular crystallography beamlines at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Eur. Phys. J. Plus 130, 70 (2015).

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