Chapter 10.1 Introduction to cryocrystallography
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
First Online Edition (2006)
Part 10. Cryocrystallography
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
© International Union of Crystallography 2006
International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Hope, H. 2006. Introduction to cryocrystallography. International Tables for Crystallography. F:10:10.1:197–201.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
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