Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF-BM) 08B1-1


Designed for complementary performance to the existing CMCF 08ID-1 beamline, the 08B1 beamline will be used for automated screening and for high-throughput crystallographic analysis of well-ordered crystals. The optics design incorporates a vertical collimating mirror, a double crystal monochromator (DCM) with water-cooled first crystal, and a toroidal focusing mirror. The endstation includes a versatile MD2 microdiffractometer and a Rayonix MX300HE X-ray detector. The beamline user software is the same MXDC user interface available at 08ID-1.

  • Status

    Accepting Proposals

  • Spot size (Horizontal x Vertical)

    210 μm x 190 μm

  • Energy Range

    4 - 18 keV

  • Source

    Bending Magnet

  • Resolution Δ E / E @ E=12 keV


  • Flux

    1 x 1011 ph/s at 250 mA and 12 keV

  • Wavelength

    3.1 – 0.69 Å


  • X-ray diffraction
  • Multiwavelength Anomalous Dispersion (MAD)
  • Single Anomalous Dispersion (SAD)
  • XANES & EXAFS on crystals
  • Small biological molecules crystallography


  • SAM Automounter
  • Oxford Instruments Cryojet
  • Rayonix MX300HE
  • MD2 Microdiffractometer
  • HC1-Humidity Control Device


Beamline Scientist: Michel Fodje (306) 657-3758
Science Associate: Kathryn Janzen (306) 657-3836
Research Associate: Shaun Labiuk (306) 657-3828
Beamline Team Leader: Miroslaw Cygler 
Beamline Team Members (PDF)
Beamline Telephone: (306) 657-3619


  • Vertical collimating mirror
  • DCM with indirectly water-cooled first crystal
  • Toroidal focusing mirror

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