7th Annual SIBYLS BioSAXS workshop 2016

We are pleased to announce the 7th annual SIBYLS bioSAXS workshop: **Date**: October 4th – 5th, 2016 **Location**: Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA **Description**: The 7th annual SIBYLS bioSAXS workshop will cover frontiers in Biological SAXS. The two-day workshop will provide participants with software tutorial sessions for biological SAXS…
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SIBYLS Installs New Dectris Detector

Our new pixel array detector, a [Pilatus3 2M]( from dectris, arrived at LBNL on July 27, 2015 and was installed on the SAXS endstation at SIBYLS beamline 12.3.1. The first user data was collected on August 19, 2015.

2015 SAXS Hands-on Workshop a Success

Our 6th annual SIBYLS bioSAXS workshop “Frontiers in biological SAXS” was a huge success. A big thank you to all of you who attended and a special thanks to our fabulous speakers: – Robert Rambo, Principal Beamline Scientist for the solution state SAXS beamline B21 at the Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK – John J.…
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New DOMO Sample Dewar Lid

We’ve installed a sweet new blue anodized aluminum air dam on the pneumatic lid for the DOMO sample dewar (with color coordinated electric blue CPU fans). The air dam helps to draw off frozen ice crystals from the air above the liquid nitrogen when the dewar lid is open. This will hopefully prevent the ice…
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DOMO Does Remote Too

DOMO used to collect data remotely for the first time.

DOMO’s Maiden Voyage

Scott Williams, a postdoc in the Tainer group at The Scripps Research Institute, was the first crystallographer to use DOMO. Here he is kicking back and enjoying some of the fine espresso available at the beamline while DOMO mounts his samples from the custom LN2 sample dewar in the hutch. Scott screened through ~40 samples…
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Pneumatic Guillotine Lid Installed

After determining that operating the LN2 sample dewar without a lid was going to be problematic with regards to ice accumulation in the liquid nitrogen I decided to design and install a pneumatically operated guillotine lid. Here is a nice aerial shot of the closed lid. hit the jump for details and more pics…

Crawl, Walk, Run

Today DOMO mounted its first pin from the sample dewar that was filled with liquid nitrogen. This video is pretty large so unless you are on a fast connection or have alot of time to waste trust me DOMO is finally crawling.