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Article info 2017 5 (1)    005  (01)   pp.  30 ~ 34
Title The Protein Crystallography Beamlines at the Pohang Light Source II
Authors Suk-Youl Park + , Sung-Chul Ha + and Yeon-Gil Kim*
Institutions Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Kyungbuk 37673, Republic of Korea. *Correspondence: ygkim76@postech.ac.kr + These authors contributed equally to this work.
Abstract Pohang Light Source II (PLS-II) is a 3.0 GeV national synchrotron radiation facility in Korea. Three protein crystallography beamlines at PLS-II are available for national and international users in the structural biology community. All three beamlines (BL-5C, BL-7A and BL-11C) are illuminated with an in-vacuum undulator source, which provides a tunable high brilliant X-ray. BL-5C and BL-7A are designed for routine protein crystallography with a default beam size of 100 µm, while BL-11C is designed for micro-crystallography with a default beam size of 10 μm. This report summarizes the primary parameters of the three beamlines, and describes user productivity and recent experimental results.