News And Announcements

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Staff Member Contributes To Fiber Diffraction Workshop

BioCARS beamline scientist Robert Henning participated in a workshop on fiber diffraction hosted by BioCAT (APS beamline 18-ID). The event included a demonstration of fiber crystallography capabilities at BioCARS beamline 14-BM-C. BioCARS and BioCAT have complementary techniques for this type of study and have made collaborative arrangements under which users may...

Workshop on Time-Resolved Crystallography Concludes Successfully

About the Workshop This workshop will provide hands-on training in designing and conducting time-resolved experiments and in Laue data processing and analysis. New and returning BioCARS users will also learn about the exciting new capabilities at beamline 14-ID. Applicants are invited to bring their own samples. The workshop will feature lectures, data collection on...

BioCARS Open House Celebrates Upgrade

Speakers were James Viccaro, director of the Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, The University of Chicago; Keith Moffat, principal investigator of BioCARS; Murray Gibson, director of the Advanced Photon Source; and Philip Anfinrud from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (BioCARS collaborator in the...

New Tutorial Introduces Laue Data Processing At BioCARS

Want to take advantage of the new capabilities at 14-ID but aren’t sure how to handle Laue data?  Start here! BioCARS is now welcoming new users interested in doing time-resolved experiments on the recently upgraded 14-ID beamline, which features state-of-the-art capabilities for polychromatic, Laue diffraction. For users accustomed to monochromatic data, Laue data...

Commissioning Begins On 100ps Time-Resolved Experiments

BioCARS staff, in collaboration with Philip Anfinrud, Friedrich Schotte, and their colleagues from NIDDK/NIH, are completing infrastructure changes that aim to expand the time resolution of macromolecular diffraction experiments on the 14-ID beamline from 5ns to ~100 ps. These enhancements are partly supported by funding from NIDDK/NIH. The first 160ps time-resolved...

100ps Picosecond Time Resolution In Sight At BioCARS

BioCARS is completing infrastructure changes that aim to expand our time resolution from 5ns to ~100 ps and to enable data collection within a single 100-ps X-ray pulse. These enhancements are a collaboration with Philip Anfinrud (NIH/NIDDK) and are partly supported by funding from NIH/NIDDK. UPGRADES There were three major activities in this project. Upgrades to...