FIP (French beamline for Investigation of Proteins) is located on a Bending Magnet section (BM30) of ESRF. It is specially dedicated to crystallography of biological macromolecules. This beamline can be used either for standard diffraction or for multiwavelength diffraction, using anomalous dispersion.

Its optics delivers a focused beam on a fixed sample position, with an energy resolution of about 2.e-4 in a large accessible energy range (7-18 keV).

FIP-BM30A offers the following possibilities (see here for more details):

  • High throughput screening of frozen crystal (G-Rob sample changer).
  • Data collection at fixe wavelength.
  • Anomalous diffraction experiments.
  • In situ (in plate) crystal screening and data collection.
  • X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy.
  • On-line UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, with a microspectrophotometer.
  • Humidity controlled experiments.
  • High pressure experiments.