Charge-coupled-device/fiberoptic 'taper array X-ray detector for protein crystallography


The specific publication information needed to create a full citation is not available in the provided document. However, the document does state that the detector (APS-1) is used in the Structural Biology Center at the ANL Advanced Photon Source. 


  • CCD
  • fiberoptic taper
  • X-ray diffraction
  • crystallography
  • imaging detector


A large area, charge-coupled-device (CCD) based fiberoptic taper array detector (APS-1) was installed at the insertion-device beamline of the Structural Biology Center at the ANL Advanced Photon Source to be used in protein crystallography diffraction experiments.


This article outlines the design and performance of a charge-coupled-device/fiberoptic taper array X-ray detector called APS-1, for protein crystallography applications. The detector uses fiberoptic tapers to demagnify X-ray images onto CCDs. It achieves high spatial resolution, wide dynamic range, and fast readout time. The article discusses the detector's design, including its mechanical, optical, and electronic components, and reports its performance based on various tests.

The article mentions that the APS-1 detector was installed at the Structural Biology Center's 191D beamline of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, but the exact year of installation or the journal in which the article was published is not mentioned.

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