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Single-Crystal X-Ray Diffraction

To submit single crystal samples for data collection, complete this form, and bring it and your sample to Dr. Cordes. Crystals should be provided in the medium that they were grown in, particularly if in solvent. The schedule of fees for data collection, and user access is available here. Any requests for non-standard data-collection or conditions must be discussed in advance, and may be subject to extra fees.

N.B. Samples that need to be kept at low temperature, or in inert atmosphere, may be retained in your lab, but will be evaluated before data collection.

User Training

Those wanting to collect their own data must adhere to the following procedure.

After this, users will be considered trained and capable of using the single-crystal diffractometer they have been trained on.

Booking sheets are available for trained users to book time-slots for data collection on both the SMART APEX II and the SCX Mini. All users must book their time-slots, and fill in instrument logbooks in a timely manner; otherwise they will lose instrument access. Trained users wanting non-standard data-collections, or unusual conditions must discuss these, in advance of their booked session, with Dr. Cordes.