Chapter 2. Experimental Techniques

  1. Dr. Albrecht Messerschmidt

Published Online: 5 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610129.ch2

X-Ray Crystallography of Biomacromolecules: A Practical Guide

X-Ray Crystallography of Biomacromolecules: A Practical Guide

How to Cite

Messerschmidt, A. (2007) Experimental Techniques, in X-Ray Crystallography of Biomacromolecules: A Practical Guide, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610129.ch2

Author Information

  1. Max-Planck-Institue of Biochemistry, Department of Proteomics and Signal Transduction, Research Group: Structural Proteomics, Am Klopferspitz 18, 82152 Martinsried, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527313969

Online ISBN: 9783527610129

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Keywords:

  • experimental techniques;
  • X-ray sources;
  • detectors;
  • crystal mounting and cooling;
  • cryocristallography;
  • data collection techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • X-Ray Sources

    • Conventional X-Ray Generators

    • Synchrotron Radiation

    • Monochromators

  • Detectors

    • General Components of an X-Ray Diffraction Experiment

    • Image Plates

    • Gas Proportional Detectors

    • Charge-Coupled Device-Based Detectors

  • Crystal Mounting and Cooling

    • Conventional Crystal Mounting

    • Cryocrystallography

    • Crystal Quality Improvement by Humidity Control

  • Data Collection Techniques

    • Rotation Method

    • Precession Method