Department of Chemistry

X-ray Diffraction Laboratory

Welcome to the X-ray Diffraction Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A & M University. We are a full service X-ray Diffraction laboratory offering state of the art instrumentation for the analysis of solid materials. Our services include single-crystal and powder diffraction for Chemistry, Material Sciences and Pharmaceuticals. We are staffed by trained Ph.D. scientists who employ the most up to date diffraction and X-ray techniques. Please feel free to contact us about your diffraction needs.

x-ray lab photo room 2409
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News ...  1/11/2022
on-site training for 1/12/2022 has ben canceled due to a positive test of COVID-19 by an X-ray Lab User.

COVID-19 restrictions have been partialy lifted for the X-ray Diffraction Facility.
The X-ray Diffraction Laboratory will reopen January 2 to all University users (click here for more information)
Onsite Powder Diffraction Training Resumes  January 26 2022 10:00am rm 2408 (contact us for reservation)

On-line and On-site X-ray safety training has returned for ALL University users.
Reservation Account Forms (Only available for safety trained users)

Old COVID-19  procedures

Laboratory Services

  • Single-Crystal and X-ray Powder Diffractometery

  • High Resolution and Two-Dimensional X-ray Powder Diffractometery

  • Molecular Structure Solution from single-crystal or powdered materials

  • Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis

  • Micro-Powder Diffraction

  • Ultra-low temperature single-crystal diffraction

  • Polymorph and crystalline state Identification Powder Pattern comparisons

  • Identification of unknown materials by X-ray powder pattern search and match routines

Mission

Our Mission
The purpose of our laboratory is to provide X-ray diffraction analysis to the Texas A & M University system and to educate our students in the science of Crystallography. Our main focus is to determine molecular structure from single-crystal samples and to perform high resolution X-ray powder diffraction. We provide services to outside users. We are a full service facility, able to determine the three dimensional structure of molecules and solids, from single crystal samples. We can determine various structural types from small inorganic solids to small macromolecules