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Title: In crystallo optical spectroscopy (icOS) as a complementary tool on the macromolecular crystallography beamlines of the ESRF

The current version of the Cryobench in crystallo optical spectroscopy facility of the ESRF is presented. The diverse experiments that can be performed at the Cryobench are also reviewed. The analysis of structural data obtained by X-ray crystallography benefits from information obtained from complementary techniques, especially as applied to the crystals themselves. As a consequence, optical spectroscopies in structural biology have become instrumental in assessing the relevance and context of many crystallographic results. Since the year 2000, it has been possible to record such data adjacent to, or directly on, the Structural Biology Group beamlines of the ESRF. A core laboratory featuring various spectrometers, named the Cryobench, is now in its third version and houses portable devices that can be directly mounted on beamlines. This paper reports the current status of the Cryobench, which is now located on the MAD beamline ID29 and is thus called the ID29S-Cryobench (where S stands for ‘spectroscopy’). It also reviews the diverse experiments that can be performed at the Cryobench, highlighting the various scientific questions that can be addressed.
Authors:
; ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4] ; ; ; ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [3]
  1. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, F-38043 Grenoble (France)
  2. Université Grenoble Alpes, IBS, F-38044 Grenoble (France)
  3. (France)
  4. Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA 99362 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22347734
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acta Crystallographica. Section D: Biological Crystallography; Journal Volume: 71; Journal Issue: Pt 1; Other Information: PMCID: PMC4304682; PMID: 25615856; PUBLISHER-ID: ba5220; OAI: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:4304682; Copyright (c) von Stetten et al. 2015; This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are cited.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
Denmark
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; CRYSTALS; CURRENTS; EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY; FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SPECTROMETERS