Chemical Instrumentation Center — X-ray Diffraction
The X-ray Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry maintains a Bruker AXS Proteum-R instrument, including a kappa four circle goniometer, MICROSTAR rotating anode X-ray source and PLATINUM135 CCD area detector for single crystal and capillary powder 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.
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.
Our facility now offers powder X-ray diffraction for microscale samples from ~ 1 milligram down to the nanogram range. Our instrument can provide high resolution powder patterns with good signal-to-noise for materials that are impractical to prepare in the larger sample sizes required by traditional powder XRD. Please contact us for more information.