The X-Ray Diffraction Facility located in the Chemistry Instrumentation Center on the 4th floor of the Chevron Science Center is equipped with a Bruker X8 Prospector Ultra with a Copper ImuS micro-focus X-ray source and a Bruker Smart Apex CCD diffractometer (sealed-tube Mo radiation) which is controlled via Bruker Smart software. Data can be collected at nitrogen-cooled temperatures as low as 90K. Over 2200 new structures of organic, organometallic, and inorganic compounds have been determined in our lab.
Most of our work involves samples from the Department of Chemistry but we are engaged in several outside collaborations involving researchers from other universities and industrial companies. Our computers also host various software programs for solving, refining, and viewing crystal structures and also provide access to the Cambridge Structural Database.