In addition to the workhorse techniques of macromolecular crystallography (MX) and BioSAXS, MacCHESS welcomes experiments that use X-rays in other ways, as well as novel applications of MX and BioSAXS. Have an idea for an off-the-wall experiment? Contact us and talk about it!
Some examples of “non-standard” experiments at MacCHESS include:
-Diffraction from cellulose fibers in plant stems, to determine the crystallinity of the cellulose, for a biofuels study.
-Diffraction from crystals in droplets in a capillary, as part of a collaborative serial crystallography project.
-Monitoring of radiation damage using Laue diffraction.
-Irradiation of virus samples with X-rays, as a test of alternative means of inactivating
-Use of SAXS to study the hydration of gels.