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

News ... 6/3/2024

TAMU has started the interim training schedule. 
Training course will be only once a month until Sept 1 2024.

On-site X-ray Training for Powder X-ray Diffraction, June 12, 10:00am room 2408.
(Complete On-line X-ray safety training before attending on-site training)

The 2nd PVAMU/TAMU Crystallographic Workshop took place on April 12, 2024 at Prairie View A&M  (Praire View, Texas) bringing together thirty-eight students and faculty from Prairie View A&M (PVAMU) and Texas A&M University (TAMU). RIGAKU provided the necessary instruments, while Lee Daniels and Eric Reinheimer (RIGAKU) offered scientific support. The workshop featured crystallographers from both PVAMU and TAMU, who shared their expertise with the participants.


Help with your structures is available, but we will need some information first.

Reservation account will be granted after all safety training has been completed. Contact Us for more information
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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


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