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Title: Pin base sensor for high-throughput macromolecular crystallography

Abstract

Sensing methods and a compact, sample holding pin base sensor are provided for detecting if a sample pin is, for example, properly mounted on a goniometer used for automated, high throughput macromolecular crystallography. A first magnet is used for holding a magnetic base; a second magnet is disposed spaced apart from the first magnet. The first magnet and the second magnet have opposite orientation. A Hall-effect switch is located generally centrally between the first magnet and the second magnet. A state of the Hall-effect switch indicates if a sample pin is properly mounted on a mounting member, such as a goniometer.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531747
Patent Number(s):
8,223,921
Application Number:
12/793,961
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010-06-04
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Makarov, Oleg, Xu, Shenglan, and Fischetti, Robert F. Pin base sensor for high-throughput macromolecular crystallography. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Makarov, Oleg, Xu, Shenglan, & Fischetti, Robert F. Pin base sensor for high-throughput macromolecular crystallography. United States.
Makarov, Oleg, Xu, Shenglan, and Fischetti, Robert F. Tue . "Pin base sensor for high-throughput macromolecular crystallography". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531747.
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abstractNote = {Sensing methods and a compact, sample holding pin base sensor are provided for detecting if a sample pin is, for example, properly mounted on a goniometer used for automated, high throughput macromolecular crystallography. A first magnet is used for holding a magnetic base; a second magnet is disposed spaced apart from the first magnet. The first magnet and the second magnet have opposite orientation. A Hall-effect switch is located generally centrally between the first magnet and the second magnet. A state of the Hall-effect switch indicates if a sample pin is properly mounted on a mounting member, such as a goniometer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
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