The Department’s X-ray Diffraction Lab features a Rigaku MiniFlex+ Powder Diffractometer, a simple-to-run automated diffractometer connected to a Windows PC running JADE data reduction software with extensive ICDD and NIST diffraction pattern databases. With this system, researchers can easily identify single-phase mixtures (organic or inorganic), or complex multiphase mixtures. We have a number of sample holder options appropriate for large mixtures or simple phase identifications from very small sample quantities (<3 mg in some cases) to very large quantities (>500mg).

The X-ray Diffraction Lab was made possible in part by funds graciously donated by Dr. Irene Gesiak Kelley (Boston University CLA’54, GRS’55, SED’92).

For further information, contact laboratory manager Dr. Joel Sparks.