V1: Membrane Diffractometer at BER II





The V1 Membrane Diffractometer is dedicated for biological samples or other samples with large unit cells (5 -10 nm in cell length). Its main application is the investigation of biological and synthetic membranes,. For these studies, dedicated sample environment is available, including the new BerILL humidity chamber with a continuous range in relative humidity (RH) from 10 % RH to 100 % RH.


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Cite article as: Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. (2016). V1: Membrane Diffractometer at BER II. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A94. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-97