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    Chun-Hsiung Chao  (, +886-3-578-0281 Ext: 7347)
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    Cheng-Hung Chiang  (, +886-3-578-0281 Ext: 7369)
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    Yi-Chun Liu  (, +886-3-578-0281 Ext: 7367)
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Beamline Information

Beamline Name NSRRC BL15A1
 Beamline Website
 Owner/Operator  NSRRC/PX Group
 Operational (general use)  Yes, Since Jan., 2013 .
 %Time available (general use)  80%
 Beamtime Schedule
 Experiments  MAD, SAD, & Monochromatic
 Source  14 Poles, 6.1 cm Period Length, 3.1 Tesla Superconducting Wiggler
 Ring Current (mA)  300 mA
 Average Beam Lifetime  Infinite Under NSRRC Top-up Conditions
 Energy Range  5.6 - 15.5 keV ( 2.21 Å - 0.8 Å)
 Energy Resolution  2.0 x 10E(-4)
 Spot Size  FWHM: 0.49 mm (H) x 0.19 mm (V)
 Optics  Vertically Collimating Premirror, LN2-Cooled Fixed-Exit Double
 Crystal Si(111) Monochromator , Toroidal Focusing Mirror
 Flux  1.4 x 10E(11)
 Flux Detailed  Flux Measured Through a 0.2 mm Round Aperture @ 12.65 keV
 Wavelength Min ( Å )  0.8
 Wavelength Max ( Å )  2.21
 Monochromator  LN2-Cooled, Fixed-Exit Double Crystal Monochromator
 Crystal Type  Si(111)
 Mirrors  Rh Coated
 Mirror Cutoff  15.5 keV
 Special Capabilities  Automated Sample Mounting
 Goniometer  Arinax Microdiffractometer MD2
 Pin Length  Manual Sample Mounting: No Restrictions
 Automated Sample Mounting: 14 - 18 mm
 Restrictions  Omega No Limit 
 Xtal-detector Distance  100 - 850 mm
 Detector  Rayonix MX300HE CCD Area Detector
 Detector Details  Inter-Frame Total Dead Time: 4s
 2theta Range  Vertical Offset + 250 mm, - 100 mm
 Horizontal Offset +/- 15 mm
 Cryo Capability  Oxford Instrument CryoJet, ~110 K @ Sample
 Biohazard  BL-1
 Software  Blu-Ice Control Software, HKL/HKL2000, Strategy, CHOOCH
 Hardware  1 2-CPU SGI Octane2s, 3 4-CPU PC/Linux Server, 1 Shared
 12-CPU SGI Origin3800 Server, Shared 2.0 TB SGI Fiber
 Channel Raid System

 Backup Devices

 USB2.0 / IEEE1394 Portable Disk

Station Photos

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BL15A1 MAD Experimental Station                           Close View of Sample Surrounding


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Crystal handling Area                                                    Experimental Control Area


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