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European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

is located in Grenoble, France

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The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), located in Grenoble - France, is a joint facility supported and shared by 19 European countries. The ESRF operates the most powerful synchrotron radiation source in Europe. Each year several thousand researchers travel to Grenoble where they work in a first-class scientific environment to conduct exciting experiments at the cutting edge of modern science. At the ESRF, physicists work side by side with chemists and materials scientists. Biologists, medical doctors, meteorologists, geophysicists and archaeologists have become regular users. Industrial applications are also growing, notably in the fields of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, petrochemicals and microelectronics.


Beamlines (xtal) Owner/Operator StatusExperimentsWavelength (Å)
BM1A Swiss - Norwegian Beamline operationalSADFixed: 0.80
BM14 ESRF - EMBL - NII/DBT DecommissionedMAD, SAD, FLUORESCENCE0.7 - 1.8
BM16 funded by Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia and DURSI and managed by the Laboratori de Llum Sincrotri (LLS DecommissionedMAD, SAD, SAXS, WAXS, FLUORESCENCE.73 - 2.06
BM26 Dutch - Belgian Beamline (DUBBLE) OperationalSAXS, WAXS, XAFS0.41 - 2.479
BM30A French beamline for investigation of proteins DecommissionedMAD, SAD, MONOCHROMATIC, FLUORESCENCE, SOLUTION STUDIES0.7 - 1.8
ID09 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility operationalTIME RESOLVED LAUE, SOLUTION STUDIES0.31 - 2.53
ID13 ESRF operationalMAD, SAXS0.729 - 2.47
ID14-1 Joint Structural Biology Group DecommissionedSADFixed: 0.934
ID14-2 ESRF/Joint Structural Biology Group DecommissionedSAD, FLUORESCENCEFixed: 0.933
ID14-3 Structural Biology Group DecommissionedSAXS, SOLUTION STUDIESFixed: 0.931
ID14-4 Joint Structural Biology Group DecommissionedMAD, SAD, FLUORESCENCE0.939 - 1.3
ID23-1 Gemeni - Macromolecular Crystallography Group operationalMAD0.62 - 2.48
ID23-2 Gemini - Macromolecular Crystallography Group operationalSADFixed: 0.873
ID29 ESRF Strctural Biology Group operationalMAD, SAD, FLUORESCENCE0.62 - 1.24
MASSIF1 EMBL/ESRF Joint Structural Biology Group OperationalSAD, MONOCHROMATICFixed: 0.965
MASSIF 3 ESRF Structural Biology group OperationalSAD, MONOCHROMATICFixed: 0.968
ID30B EMBL-ESRF Joint Structural Biology Group OperationalMAD2.2 - 0.62
BM07 French Beamline for Investigation of Proteins (FIP2) OperationalMAD, SAD, MONOCHROMATIC, FLUORESCENCE, HIGH PRESSUREinfo not available

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About Structural Biology at ESRF

jsbg.gif Joint Structural Biology Group
The Structural Biology group operates a suite of beamlines dedicated to the study of biological macromolecules. The facility is comprised of three highly intense, tunable beamlines ID14-4, ID23-1 and ID29; two fixed wavelength beamlines ID14-1 and ID14-2; the world's first microfocus beamline dedicated to protein crystallography, ID23-2, and a protein solution scattering beamline ID14-3. This facility will have at its core three beam-lines optimized for highly automated, high-throughput sample evaluation.