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X-Ray Analytical Facility

Located in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry room 4608 PSB-N, the X-ray lab has the instrumentation to perform small-molecule single-crystal and powder-diffraction experiment.
Access Procedure: 

To schedule an experiment, users should contact the lab staff.  Periodically, the X-ray lab organizes group training in instrument operation and data analysis.  Individual training is also available upon request.  

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  1. 2-D Powder X-Ray Diffraction »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry
    2-D X-Ray Diffraction and Scattering: Both systems can perform fast 2D diffraction or scattering from very small amounts of powder or fiber samples to study phase identification, crystallinity, texture and other chemical and physical properties. The 
    associated software package can perform data processing calculations and export the files in formats compatible with other commonly used software. With the cryostream, fast in-situ temperature dependent diffraction measurements can be taken.
  2. Kappa Apex II Diffactrometer »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry
    Chemical Crystallography: The new Kappa Apex II single-crystal diffraction system integrates the most sensitive and fastest CCD detector and Mo fine focus sealed tube with TRIUMPH monochromator. This combination can provide very fast and precise 
  3. Powder Diffraction »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry
    • Diffractometer: Scintag X2 θ-θ diffractometer; X-ray Source and Optics: Sealed 2kW Cu tube, manually adjustable slits for incident and diffracted beam
    • Detector: Solid state point detector
    • Software: Windows version Scintag data collection and analysis package, ICDD PDF database
    • Sample Requirement: Powder, thin film
    • Application: Phase identification, high resolution data for structure refinement.
  4. Proteum Diffractometer »
    Campus Gov't/Academic Industry
    Biological Crystallography: The Proteum diffraction system combines a Microstart Cu rotating anode and 3-axis platform diffractometer. The generator has 2.7 kW anode power loading on a 100 µm focal spot. Together with the multi-layer optics, it can