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The computer running RAPD was upgraded during the May shutdown from CentOS 5 to CentOS 6. This included updates to the web server software. Users are encouraged to report any issues with RAPD to NE-CAT staff.
Helium-Filled Flight Path
One of the core research and development projects of the NE-CAT is low-resolution crystallography. Design and construction of a helium cone to reduce air absorption of Bragg diffraction spots is one of the goals of this core. A preliminary design of the cone was made and constructed in August 2014. This was used by Wayne Hendrickson group to collect highly redundant data from multiple crystals to use in S-SAD experiments.
Large Capacity Sample Automounter
MD2 Centering Stage Repair
The centering stage for the 24-ID-C MD2 has been repaired by Maatel and re-installed. It is working fine with no missing steps on X and Y slides.