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 TrainingThose wanting to collect their own data must adhere to the following procedure.
- Complete EH&S Radiation Safety Training
- Apply to Dr. Cordes to get added to the radiation sub-license
- Be trained to Dr. Cordes' satisfaction in all necessary aspects of instrument use, including: instrument preparation, sample handling and mounting, data collection and processing. Additional training in structure solution is available, but this is generally users' responsibility.
- Demonstrate the ability to correctly handle the instrument for setup, data collection, processing, and returning the instrument to its ready state.
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.