Chemical Instrumentation Center — X-ray Diffraction
The X-ray Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry maintains a Bruker AXS X8 Proteum-R instrument, including a kappa four circle goniometer, MICROSTAR rotating anode X-ray source and PLATINUM135 CCD area detector for single crystal X-ray diffraction. This instrument is available for use by trained users in the BU community. Structure determinations are also available on a service basis.
Additional information is available as a PDF Brochure.
The X8 Proteum-R is primarily designed for data collection on crystals of proteins and small molecules for solution and refinement of their detailed 3D structure. Many other X-ray scattering experiments are available on two instrument in the MSE Core Research Facility. These include polycrystalline XRD, thin film diffraction, rocking curve analysis, texture and stress measurements, X-ray reflectance and small angle X-ray scattering in transmission and grazing incidence modes. For more information on the MSE X-ray lab, click here or contact the Lab Manager.
To access the sample submission form, calendar, training information and Web resources for crystallography, please use the links in the sidebar to the right.
The X-ray Laboratory also provides structural determination services to the broader academic and industrial community. Please contact us for more information on rates and scheduling.
Latest News Summer 2016:
Starting in July the CIC will offer a new 6 hour “boot camp” short course in small molecule X-ray crystallography (SMX) which will provide classroom and hands-on training for new users. For more information please contact the SMX lab manager.