Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction

We have two modern single-crystal diffractometers in our institute. They enable us to determine the structure of even large and low-diffracting structures of weakly coordinating anions.

Responsible for single-crystal X-ray diffraction in our group is Dr. Daniel Kratzert

Several computer programs were also developed to facilitate the handling of large and heavily disordered structures:

You like to submit a SC-XRD or XRD sample? Visit the X-ray facility web site.

Bruker D8 VENTURE

 

Type:

3-circle diffractometer with PHOTON III HPAD detector.

Samples:

Single crystal (0.005 to 0.10 mm), unstable samples can be processed

Source / optics:

Mo iμS microsource sealed tube with mirror optics

Cu iμS microsource sealed tube with mirror optics

Sample preparation: 

Polarizing microscope (with camera), vacuum line, low-temperature mounting device

Measurement

Crystal cooling (Oxford Cryosystems Cryostream 800 @ 80 - 400 K), centering microscope (camera), detector distance can be adjusted

Typical application:

Single crystal structure determination (small molecules & small proteins), routine, high angle & precision measurements. Absolute structure determination. High-resolution charge density measurements.


Bruker APEX II Quazar

 

Type:

3-circle diffractometer with CCD detector

Samples:

Single crystal (0.05 to 0.30 mm), unstable samples can be processed

Source / optics:

Mo iμS microsource sealed tube with mirror optics

Sample preparation:

Polarizing microscope (with camera), vacuum line, low-temperature mounting device

Measurement:

Crystal cooling (Oxford Cryosystems Cryostream 800 @ 80 - 400 K), centering microscope (camera), detector distance can be adjusted

Typical application:

Single crystal structure determination (small molecules & small proteins), routine, high angle & precision measurements