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MicroCrystal Mounts™

Each box contains 24 MicroCrystal Mounts™ precision-attached to nonmagnetic SPINE standard pins.


These ultra-transparent mounts meet the challenges of visualizing, aligning, and collecting diffraction data from micron size crystals. Using dual-thickness technology, crystals are supported on a 3 micron thick film in a 10 micron thick frame. An aerodynamic design combined with a reduced tip length minimizes sample motion. MicroCrystal Mounts provide an unsurpassed combination of X-ray transparency and rigidity.

Specifically designed for:

  • Crystals smaller than 20 μm
  • Crystallography on micro-focus sources
  • Ultra-low background scatter and superior microcrystal visualization


Crystals are supported on a 3 μm thick film held in place by a 10 μm thick body, this provides for:

  • Ultra-low background scatter
  • Minimized liquid thickness in the aperture
  • Easy crystal visualization through the thin polymer membrane
  • Reduced liquid thickness in the apertures
  • Reduced optical distortion at apertures
  • Easier alignment both normal to and perpendicular to the X-ray beam
  • Ultra-low motion in the cryostream


Each design is currently available in two versions: one with a smooth top surface and the 10 micron thick outer "rib" on the bottom surface, and one with the out rib projecting out on the upper surface.

Models with an outer rib on the top harvest surface:

"Smooth Top" models with smooth top harvest surface, and outer rib on the bottom surface:

Nonsaleable to USA and Japan! Please contact MiTeGen for distributor information.