Chapter 10.1 Introduction to cryocrystallography
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Second Online Edition (2012)
Part 10. Cryocrystallography
Published Online: 14 APR 2012
© International Union of Crystallography 2006
International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Hope, H. and Parkin, S. 2012. Introduction to cryocrystallography. International Tables for Crystallography. F:10:10.1:241–248.
- Published Online: 14 APR 2012
A general introduction to cryocrystallography is provided. The chapter covers crystal mounting, cooling of biocrystals, principles of cooling equipment and frost prevention. Operational considerations, such as dual-stream instruments, electrically heated nozzles, temperature calibration and transfer of crystals to difractometers, are also described.
- crystal mounting;
- data collection;
- frost prevention;
- ice formation;
- radiation damage