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

X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

COVID-19 - Important Information

7 Jan 2021 - the University is extending the temporary enhanced safety measures for two additional weeks - until January 25. As always, please contact me via email.

14 Dec 2020 - the University is instituting a temporary on-campus research ramp down, meaning only critical (e.g. COVID-related) research will be permitted. On-campus research activities are expected to resume on 11 Jan 2021. Please contact me via email should you need anything.

19 May 2020 - the Chemistry Department is beginning a controlled reopening.

  • Internal Clients - can drop off samples at my door Monday-Friday. Please email or call ahead to ensure that I am available to receive your sample(s).
  • External Clients - please email before sending any samples.

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:
  4 samples

 Status of Diffractometers: 
   D8 Duo: OK
   PLATFORM: OK

 More information... 
  (updated 30 June 2020)
 

 

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      Last updated 9 December 2017