SCSB X-ray Crystallography Laboratory

The laboratory provides access to state of the art X-ray diffraction instrumentation including:

  • The Rigaku Ultimate Home Lab which comprises the unsurpassed high-brilliance FR-E++DW Superbright x-ray generator, with the industry standard RAXIS-IV++ crystallography system with both Cu and Cr optics.
  • Brüker D8 Venture with the high intensity TURBO TXS source, which can reach up to 0.84 Å resolution. For enhanced data we have available a choice of sample cooling systems. Both systems are equipped with Crysosystems, the R-AXIS a Cryo Industries of America CRYOCOOLER, the Brüker an Oxford Cryostream 800. A 4 °C Cold Air refrigerated cooling system is available for samples which cannot be frozen, or do not require freezing.
  • The Rigaku BioSAXS-1000 2D-Kratky camera is mounted on the left port of our Rigaku FR-E++DW Superbright x-ray generator. The camera is equipped with a 96-well automatic sample changer (ASC-96) with an in-vacu quartz flow-cell.
  • DT-Minstrel
  • Alchemist
  • Nanodrop-1000