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BL19: Macromolecular Single-Crystal Neutron Diffractometer (planning)

Date: 2021-05-19 Author:

The scientific goal of the macromolecular single-crystal neutron diffractometer (MSND) is to determine the crystal structure of biological macromolecules, especially the determination of the crystal structure of proteins, drugs, enzymes, etc. containing hydrogen atoms. This spectrometer can also be used to determine the position of hydrogen atoms of metal organic molecular materials, the hydrogen bonds of complex molecules, and the crystal structure of fiber materials.


The application areas of MSND mainly include structural biology research, structure-based drug design, organic functional material research and development, etc.


MSND uses the time-of-flight Laue diffraction method, and the L1 distance is 23.0 meters and the L2 distance is 0.5 meter.