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Title: JBluIce-EPICS control system for macromolecular crystallography.

Abstract

The trio of macromolecular crystallography beamlines constructed by the General Medicine and Cancer Institutes Collaborative Access Team (GM/CA-CAT) in Sector 23 of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) have been in growing demand owing to their outstanding beam quality and capacity to measure data from crystals of only a few micrometres in size. To take full advantage of the state-of-the-art mechanical and optical design of these beamlines, a significant effort has been devoted to designing fast, convenient, intuitive and robust beamline controls that could easily accommodate new beamline developments. The GM/CA-CAT beamline controls are based on the power of EPICS for distributed hardware control, the rich Java graphical user interface of Eclipse RCP and the task-oriented philosophy as well as the look and feel of the successful SSRL BluIce graphical user interface for crystallography. These beamline controls feature a minimum number of software layers, the wide use of plug-ins that can be written in any language and unified motion controls that allow on-the-fly scanning and optimization of any beamline component. This paper describes the ways in which BluIce was combined with EPICS and converted into the Java-based JBluIce, discusses the solutions aimed at streamlining and speeding up operations and gives anmore » overview of the tools that are provided by this new open-source control system for facilitating crystallographic experiments, especially in the field of microcrystallography.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Institutes of Health (NIH); USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1013996
Report Number(s):
ANL/BIO/JA-67893
Journal ID: 0907-4449; TRN: US1102588
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acta Crystallogr. D; Journal Volume: 67; Journal Issue: 2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE; AUTOMATION; CAPACITY; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; DATA ACQUISITION; DESIGN; ECLIPSE; JAVA; MEDICINE; NEOPLASMS; OPTIMIZATION

Citation Formats

Stepanov, S., Makarov, O., Hilgart, M., Pothineni, S., Urakhchin, A., Devarapalli, S., Yoder, D., Becker, M., Ogata, C., Sanishvili, R., Nagarajan, V., Smith, J. L., Fischetti, R. F., and Univ. of Michigan). JBluIce-EPICS control system for macromolecular crystallography.. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1107/S0907444910053916.
Stepanov, S., Makarov, O., Hilgart, M., Pothineni, S., Urakhchin, A., Devarapalli, S., Yoder, D., Becker, M., Ogata, C., Sanishvili, R., Nagarajan, V., Smith, J. L., Fischetti, R. F., & Univ. of Michigan). JBluIce-EPICS control system for macromolecular crystallography.. United States. doi:10.1107/S0907444910053916.
Stepanov, S., Makarov, O., Hilgart, M., Pothineni, S., Urakhchin, A., Devarapalli, S., Yoder, D., Becker, M., Ogata, C., Sanishvili, R., Nagarajan, V., Smith, J. L., Fischetti, R. F., and Univ. of Michigan). Sat . "JBluIce-EPICS control system for macromolecular crystallography.". United States. doi:10.1107/S0907444910053916.
@article{osti_1013996,
title = {JBluIce-EPICS control system for macromolecular crystallography.},
author = {Stepanov, S. and Makarov, O. and Hilgart, M. and Pothineni, S. and Urakhchin, A. and Devarapalli, S. and Yoder, D. and Becker, M. and Ogata, C. and Sanishvili, R. and Nagarajan, V. and Smith, J. L. and Fischetti, R. F. and Univ. of Michigan)},
abstractNote = {The trio of macromolecular crystallography beamlines constructed by the General Medicine and Cancer Institutes Collaborative Access Team (GM/CA-CAT) in Sector 23 of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) have been in growing demand owing to their outstanding beam quality and capacity to measure data from crystals of only a few micrometres in size. To take full advantage of the state-of-the-art mechanical and optical design of these beamlines, a significant effort has been devoted to designing fast, convenient, intuitive and robust beamline controls that could easily accommodate new beamline developments. The GM/CA-CAT beamline controls are based on the power of EPICS for distributed hardware control, the rich Java graphical user interface of Eclipse RCP and the task-oriented philosophy as well as the look and feel of the successful SSRL BluIce graphical user interface for crystallography. These beamline controls feature a minimum number of software layers, the wide use of plug-ins that can be written in any language and unified motion controls that allow on-the-fly scanning and optimization of any beamline component. This paper describes the ways in which BluIce was combined with EPICS and converted into the Java-based JBluIce, discusses the solutions aimed at streamlining and speeding up operations and gives an overview of the tools that are provided by this new open-source control system for facilitating crystallographic experiments, especially in the field of microcrystallography.},
doi = {10.1107/S0907444910053916},
journal = {Acta Crystallogr. D},
number = 2011,
volume = 67,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2011},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2011}
}