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© 2016 International Union of Crystallography. Microcrystals of lysozyme (5-10 μm) suspended in an ultraviolet-light-curable resin were aligned three dimensionally under a non-uniformly rotating magnetic field, and then the resin was consolidated by photopolymerization to obtain a composite in which microcrystals were three-dimensionally aligned. The obtained composite (MOMA: magnetically oriented microcrystal array) was analysed using a synchrotron X-ray source. A resolution of 1.8 Å was obtained, which is in marked contrast to the resolution of 3 Å previously reported for these composites, obtained by using an in-house X-ray diffractometer. These results show that a combination of MOMAs with conventional synchrotron beamlines may have valuable potential for crystal analyses of protein crystals that do not grow to larger sizes.

Original publication

DOI

10.1107/S1600576716001357

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of Applied Crystallography

Publication Date

01/01/2016

Volume

49

Pages

457 - 461