Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientist Guobin Hu loads samples into the cryo-EM at LBMS. (Credit: BNL)

About the Resource

The Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure (LBMS) offers the research community expert advice and access to highly advanced cryo-electron microscopic capabilities. Its mission is to accelerate fundamental understanding of the building blocks of all living organisms and their functions to foster developments in biotechnology and medicine that will meet U.S. biofuels and healthcare needs. LBMS is located at Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II.

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About the Home Facility

The National Synchrotron Light Source II, a DOE scientific user facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory, is sponsored by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences. NSLS-II is a 3 GeV storage ring designed to deliver photons with high brightness in the 2 keV to 10 keV energy range and a spectral flux density expected to exceed 1015ph/s/0.1%BW in all spectral ranges when operation reaches its design parameters. NSLS-II is available to all researchers in academia, industry, and other government laboratories.

Co-located BER Resources

Other NSLS-II Capabilities

By partnering with other NSLS-II beamlines, the resource offers complementary capabilities to its user base. These synergistic partnerships allow visiting researchers to spectroscopically probe their samples from the infrared to hard X-ray range (EXAFS, XANES, IR), including microspectroscopy imaging and soft X-ray imaging.