CIC X-Ray Diffraction

The X-ray Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry maintains a Bruker AXS X8 Proteum-R instrument, including a kappa four circle goniometer, MICROSTAR rotating anode X-ray source and PLATINUM135 CCD area detector for single crystal 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.

The X8 Proteum-R is primarily designed for data collection on crystals of proteins and small molecules for solution and refinement of their detailed 3D structure. Many other X-ray scattering experiments are available on three instruments in the MSE Core Research Facility. These include polycrystalline XRD, thin film diffraction, rocking curve analysis, texture and stress measurements, X-ray reflectometry and small angle X-ray scattering in transmission and grazing incidence modes. For more information on the MSE X-ray lab, click here or contact the Lab Manager.

Is the X8 up or down?

The instrument status page can be found in the sidebar, or by clicking here.

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.

The X-ray Lab now has a channel on MyMedia: SC-XRD Laboratory