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FIP2 will be available to the users from mid-June 2021. Apply now for beamtime through the Soleil synchrotron interface!

The beamline FIP-BM30A ended operation on 20 November 2018 and has now been replaced by FIP2-BM07 upon ESRF-EBS upgrade.

FIP2 (French beamline for Investigation of Proteins) is located on a Bending Magnet section 07 (BM07) of ESRF. It is especially dedicated to crystallography of biological macromolecules. This beamline can be used either for standard diffraction or for multiwavelength diffraction, using anomalous dispersion.

Its optics can deliver a focused beam on a fixed sample position, with an energy resolution of about 2.e-4 in a large accessible energy range (~5-25 keV). The expected beam size will be around ~60×230 µm VxH at 12.6 keV (to be confirmed in autumn 2020 with the first beams).

FIP2-BM07 offers the following capabilities (see here for more details):

  • High throughput screening of frozen crystal (G-Rob sample changer).
  • Data collection at fixed wavelength.
  • Anomalous diffraction experiments.
  • In situ (in plate) crystal screening and data collection.
  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy.
  • On-line UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, with a microspectrophotometer.
  • Humidity controlled experiments.
  • High pressure experiments.