XRD is an extremely powerful technique for both definitive sample identification and in-depth structural analysis of crystalline solids. Edinburgh offers both powder and single crystal analysis.
Routine powder experiments can identify all of the crystalline components in a sample, in addition to indicating if there are significant amounts of non-crystalline material present and changes in Powder XRD fingerprints can be used to monitor progress of reactions in the solid state.
Single crystal techniques provide a three dimensional crystal structure obtained for the sample, providing information on molecular identity, conformation, and packing. Single crystal studies can provide a vast amount of information on the crystal structure of minerals, organic solids and biological molecules.
The University of Edinburgh offers a complete XRD service to our industrial partners, through the provision of dedicated analysis, interpretation and consultancy services.
Dual wavelength diffractometer with hi-flux molybdenum and copper micro-focus X-ray sources. The instrument can be used to gather information on a full range of critical parameters including: unit cell measurement, full structural determination and "hand" determination for chiral molecules.