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EIGER2 X has arrived!

The first EIGER2 X 16M in the United States has arrived safely at NE-CAT.  This is the largest detector in the EIGER2 line with a 75 x 75 μm pixel and 18,093,576 pixels.  It will provide rapid and accurate photon counting. Pascal Hofer and Zachary Brown from Dectris are on-site for initial testing of the detector in the dry lab.  We can report that all 32 modules are alive.

Macromolecular Crystallography 2019

Updated information!

NE-CAT is hosting a symposium, "Macromolecular Crystallography 2019", in honor of Kanagalaghatta “Raj” Rajashankar. 

Beamline Scientist Position, now accepting applications!

The Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT), located at the Advanced Photon Source at the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago, is seeking applicants for a beamline scientist position. The primary responsibilities of the staff scientist will be to provide user training and support using NE-CAT’s X-ray beamlines; assist in setting up experiments; provide crystallographic expertise to ensure the highest quality data and structures; and contribute to the continued development of software tools. 

Passing of NE-CAT Associate Director, Raj Rajashankar

It is with deep sorrow that we note the passing of our colleague, Dr. Kanagalaghatta R. Rajashankar, long-time Associate Director of the Northeastern Collaborative Access Team (NE-CAT) at Sector 24 of the Advanced Photon Source. Dr. Rajashankar passed peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of May 22nd, 2019, after an extended battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Suma, and two daughters, Medha and Manasvi.

New HFM Installation

During the September shutdown, new Horizontal Focusing Mirrors from Oxford FMB were installed on both 24-ID-C and 24-ID-E beamlines.  The mirrors narrow the width of the beam, increasing the flux density at the sample.