X-Ray Facility

Crystal on GoniometerThe X-ray facility provides rapid and high-quality crystal structure analysis and powder diffraction data.  The facility houses a Bruker Venture D2 XRD with a IμS microfocus source. Currently, this air-cooled system is one of only a few academic instruments found in the southeast. It is capable of analyzing single crystals of small molecules, screening protein crystals, as well as analyzing some capillary powder samples. The instrument has a molybdenum (Mo) source useful for more routine high-throughput small molecule samples. In addition, a copper (Cu) source for specialized stereochemical experiments is also available. The Chemistry Department also maintains a site license for the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center, making this valuable resource available to students and faculty across campus.

In addition to the diffractometer, the facility maintains several microscopes and equipment for the screening of crystals

Users interested in scheduling time or training in the instruments housed in the X-ray Facility should contact Dr. Sean Stokes.