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Microtools assortment box A3 (large)

MicroMounts™ are the highest performance tools for manipulating and mounting protein crystals, virus crystals, and small molecule/inorganic crystals, as well as all other small, fragile samples. They are ideal for both conventional and high-throughput X-ray crystallography applications.
They consist of: A thin (7.5µm thick) micro-fabricated polyimide film, attached to a solid non-magnetic stainless steel pin. Film is wrapped around the steel pin; provides excellent stiffness and convenient scoop-like action in retrieving and handling crystals.
Film Pattern:
Crystal Aperture (A) sizes from 10 to 600µm, with minimal (B) width around the aperture to minimize background scatter in all orientations.

Wicking Hole (C) co...

MicroMounts™ are the highest performance tools for manipulating and mounting protein crystals, virus crystals, and small molecule/inorganic crystals, as well as all other small, fragile samples. They are ideal for both conventional and high-throughput X-ray crystallography applications.
They consist of: A thin (7.5µm thick) micro-fabricated polyimide film, attached to a solid non-magnetic stainless steel pin. Film is wrapped around the steel pin; provides excellent stiffness and convenient scoop-like action in retrieving and handling crystals.
Film Pattern:
Crystal Aperture (A) sizes from 10 to 600µm, with minimal (B) width around the aperture to minimize background scatter in all orientations.

Wicking Hole (C) connected via drainage channel D to the crystal aperture. Hole size is compatible with size 15 or XF paper wicks. This 'fountain-pen'-like design, allows easier removal of excess liquid, without touching the crystals with the wick.

Alignment cross (E) located a fixed distance from the center of the crystal aperture. Allow easy automated alignment of the crystal aperture (A)

Crystal aperture size code (F) around the alignment cross, allows automated recognition of Mount design, aperture, and crystal size, which determines boundaries of aperture (to be avoided), required alignment tolerance, ad area of crystal available to be scanned for optimum diffraction. Initial beam size can then be automatically selected.

Aperture size (G) in µm can be read directly off the mount.

Orientation mark (H) allows the front and back of the mount to be automatically distinguished.

Pin:

Solid 316 non-magnetic stainless steel pins. Pin is available in four standard lengths: 11 mm, 19 mm, 25 mm, and SPINE. The 11, 19, and 25 mm pin lengths, give pin base-to-crystal center distance compatible to those of nylon loops mounted on 10, 18 and 24 mm pins, respectively.

This solid pin will not suck up crystal and liquid. Pin is beveled at film end, allows good visibility of the crystals for wide range of pin orientation during crystal retrieval. Pin can be cut (with cutter pliers) to any desired length, or can be bent to place crystal in desired orientation. Pin is fitted to all standard bases.

Features:

Easy manipulating and mounting of crystals from 700µm to less than 5µm.
Rigid yet thin construction
Convenient scoop-like design
Gold hue – good mount crystal contrast
Ideal for use at microfocus beamlines
Completely non-magnetic
Complete optimization of cryoprotection and flash cooling
Low Thermal mass – rapid cooling
Crystal aperture can be matched to crystal size and shape
Easy removal of excess liquid
Fully compatible with existing crystal mounting hardware
MicroMount™ Specifications
Pins
Length 11, 19, 25 mm and SPINE lengths, marked in 2 mm intervals.
Diameter 0.025" (0.64 mm) diameter
Material solid 316 non-magnetic stainless steel
Pin end beveled at 30° angle at each end
Crystal Holding Mount
Material polyimide
Crystal aperture sizes 10, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600µm
Thickness 7.5, 10 and 12.5 µm
Distance from center of E to center of A
(see photo above) 870 µm
Distance from pin base to center of Crystal aperture 12.1 mm (for 11 mm pins)
20.1 mm (for 19 mm pins)
26.1 mm (for 25 mm pins)
18.5 mm (for SPINE length pins)
Width of wicking hole 250 µm (~ size 15 paper wicks)
Length tolerance 0.5 mm for 11, 19, and 25 mm pins
0.3 mm for SPINE pins

Code Title Size Pack Size Availability Price
EMS60112-11 Microtools assortment box A3 (large) 11mm pin Each 2 weeks $204.00 AUD
EMS60112-19 Microtools assortment box A3 (large) 19mm pin Each 2 weeks $269.00 AUD
EMS60112-25 Microtools assortment box A3 (large) 25mm pin Each 2 weeks $204.00 AUD
EMS60112-S Microtools assortment box A3 (large) spine pin Each 2 weeks $180.00 AUD
Code Title Size Pack Size Availability Price
EMS60112-11 Microtools assortment box A3 (large) 11mm pin Each 2 weeks $204.00 AUD
EMS60112-19 Microtools assortment box A3 (large) 19mm pin Each 2 weeks $269.00 AUD
EMS60112-25 Microtools assortment box A3 (large) 25mm pin Each 2 weeks $204.00 AUD
EMS60112-S Microtools assortment box A3 (large) spine pin Each 2 weeks $180.00 AUD