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3D printed micrometer-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis


Macdonald, NP and Bunton, GL and Park, AY and Breadmore, MC and Kilah, NL, 3D printed micrometer-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis, Analytical Chemistry, 89, (8) pp. 4405-4408. ISSN 0003-2700 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 American Chemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00443


3D printed micrometer-scale polymer mounts for single crystal analysis have been prepared by photopolymerization using digital light projection stereolithography (DLP-SLA), with a commercially available digital light projection stereolithography printer (US$4000) and 3DM-ABS resin (US$150 per liter). The polymer mounts were prepared in batches of 49 in 1 h 15 min, which allowed for rapid prototyping and testing of new crystal mounting designs, with a resin cost of 0.2 US per mount. The suitability of the 3D printed mounts for single crystal crystallography has been demonstrated through their use in Cu Kα X-ray diffraction experiments of Rochelle salt (sodium potassium tartrate), the protein lysozyme, and has been employed for routine crystallographic analysis of organic and inorganic materials.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:3D printing, crystallography, crystal mounting
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Analytical chemistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Macdonald, NP (Dr Niall Macdonald)
UTAS Author:Bunton, GL (Miss Grace Bunton)
UTAS Author:Park, AY (Dr Ah Young Park)
UTAS Author:Breadmore, MC (Professor Michael Breadmore)
UTAS Author:Kilah, NL (Dr Nathan Kilah)
ID Code:116463
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DE150100263)
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2017-05-10
Last Modified:2018-03-22

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