X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY LABORATORY · Department of Chemistry · University of Alberta
 
 

X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

Established in 1981, the X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory provides single-crystal X-ray crystallographic services to the University of Alberta Chemistry Department. Instrumentation includes:

  • a Bruker D8 Duo diffractometer / SMART APEX II CCD area detector system equipped with two radiation sources (Cu microsource and and Mo sealed-tube) and featuring a liquid-nitrogen-based crystal cooling system capable of temperatures ranging from ambient to -170 °C;

  • a Bruker PLATFORM diffractometer / SMART APEX II CCD area detector system with a sealed-tube radiation source (Mo) and featuring a liquid-nitrogen-based crystal cooling system capable of temperatures ranging from ambient to -150 °C.

Structures may be fully solved and refined by the staff crystallographers, or may be processed (using data collected with the facility's instruments) by research groups possessing their own crystallographic computing resources.

The crystallographers may also be consulted by our departmental clients for searches of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) of over 800,000 organic and organometallic crystal structures, which has been installed on the facility's Linux workstation.

     
 
 Current waiting list:
  7 samples

 Status of Diffractometers: 
   D8 Duo: OK
   PLATFORM: OK

 More information... 
  (updated 25 August 2016)
 

 

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      Last updated 25 August 2016