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Beamline Equipment:

Energy usually set at 12.662 keV (slightly above selenium peak energy), for beginning of beamtime

Energies between 6.10 - 13.5 keV accessible on both 19-ID and 19-BM

Energies between 15.2-18.8 keV accessible on 19-ID; consult with host before beginning of beamtime

Standard sample pin height 18.0mm; this is particularly important for samples mounted with the robot

19-ID operates in "spindle" mode; 19-BM operates in "kappa" mode

A complete table of beamline parameters is available

Biochemistry Lab Equipment:

Microscopes; Cryo-dewars
Microscopes; Cryo Dewars

One microscope, along with work bench, is available for each beamline.


Crystals may be cryogenically protected on-site, using supplied stainless-steel dewars and cryo-gloves.


Two "Spearlab" and one "Uni-Puck" foam dewar will also be available, per beamline.

Biochemistry Work Bench
Biochemistry Work Bench

A biochemistry work bench is provided for use, during your stay.


Disposable gloves and pipette tips are generally available; chemicals and crystallization supplies should be transported on and off site by visiting User Group.


All relevant DOT regulations apply.

Cryogenic Equipment

Cryogenic Equipment

SBC provides dewars, cryo vial holders, cryo gloves, face shields, cryo aprons, and safety glasses.


19-ID uses Rigaku Actor and Uni-Puck sample holders; tools are available for handling both types of pucks.

Weigh scales; pH meter

Weigh scales; pH meter

Weigh-scales and a pH meter are supplied; chemicals for making up solutions or adjusting pH are generally not provided.

Freezer (-20 C)


A small freezer (-20 C) is available for chemical storage, during your visit.
Milli-Q water

Milli-Q Water

Milli-Q water is available.


Food and Lodging:

Coffee Cart
Coffee Cart
A "Coffee Cart" drives past the beamlines, and can be hailed, between 8:00am - 9:20am, weekday mornings.
401 Grill
401 Grill
The "401 Grill" is open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.
Guest House Restaurant
Guest House Restaurant

The Guest House Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday-Friday. On weekends, it offers breakfast. Daily menus are available.

Restaurants in Area
Restaurants in the Area
Various restaurants in the area offer a variety of cuisines and budget possibilities.
Available at Beamlines
Available at the Beamlines
In addition, SBC provides access to:
  • coffee maker
  • microwave oven
  • toaster
  • electric kettle
  • small refrigerator (storage for a few groceries during your visit)
Argonne Guest House
Argonne Guest House

The Argonne Guest House is located on Argonne National Laboratory campus, close to the Advanced Photon Source. 157 room capacity.

9700 S. Cass Avenue

Building 460

Lemont, IL 60439

Phone: 800-632-8990

Phone: 630-739-6000

Fax: 630-739-1000

Off-Site Accommodations
Off-site Accommodations
Other hotels and short-term lodgings can be found near Argonne National Laboratory.