X-Ray Crystallography

The X-Ray Crystallography Lab uses diffraction methods to determine high-precision three-dimensional solid-state structures of crystalline organic, inorganic and biological molecules and to identify polycrystalline materials.

  • High-resolution (to 0.78 Å ) small-molecule, protein and qualitative powder diffraction data collection accomplished using dual area-detector configuration with shared high-flux Bruker MicroStar microfocus Cu rotating anode x-ray source that is comparable to a second-generation synchrotron
  • Cu data collection uses either Bruker Apex II CCD detector equipped with Helios multilayer optics or Bruker Platinum 135 CCD area detector equipped with high-brilliance Helios multilayer optics
  • High-resolution (>0.78 Å) small-molecule data collection using a Bruker Apex CCD area detector, graphite-monochromated Mo radiation with a monoCap beam collimator and a sealed tube x-ray source
  • Structure determinations for microcrystals or poorly-diffracting small-molecule samples
Victor Day, Ph.D.
Malott Hall, room 6044

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