data from solutions of
50 mM HEPES 50 mM KCl, pH 7.5
EMBL X33 beam line
at the DORIS III storage ring
using a Pilatus 1M-W detector
at a sample-detector distance of 2.7 m and
at a wavelength of λ = 0.15 nm
(I(s) vs s, where s = 4πsinθ/λ, and 2θ is the scattering angle).
Solute concentrations ranging between 1.4 and 8.6 mg/ml were measured
15 second frames were collected.
The data were normalized to the intensity of the transmitted beam and radially averaged; the scattering of the solvent-blank was subtracted.
The low angle data collected at lower concentrations were extrapolated to infinite dilution and merged with the higher concentration data to yield the final composite scattering curve.
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