Cryocrystallography: Loop Mounts & Cryo Tools
BioCARS supports Yale and Hampton style loop mounts. The range of the BioCARS goniometer Z-translation is 24 mm. Cryo pin lengths of 15 to 25 mm can be accommodated (lengths are measured from the loop to the pin base). Cryo loops are conveniently mounted on BioCARS diffractometers using horizontal (Ω=0°, K=0°) or inclined geometry (Ω=0°, K=60°).
Tools and Gadgets
BioCARS provides some tools for cryocrystallography such as 4l LN2 transfer dewars, cryo-PPE (gloves and goggles), cryo wands, cryo tongs, vial clamps, cryo canes, low and tall dewars and various strength magnetic bases. A box with a set of Hampton cryo tools can be signed out from BioCARS staff. Users are encouraged to bring their own favorite cryo tools and gadgets.