BNL Receives Funds for New Photon-Counting Detectors

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $1 million to purchase new precision detector technology for Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS).

The award comes from NIH’s Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs High-End Instrumentation Grant, which supports NIH scientists doing biomedical research. It will pay for new photon-counting detectors for beamline X9 at the NSLS, a DOE-funded facility used by nearly 2,400 researchers annually.

With photon-counting detectors, biologists can better perform x-ray scattering on proteins in solution. This technique can capture proteins in various states of interaction with other molecules, providing valuable information about protein function to scientists so they can develop new medicines and drugs.

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