X-Ray Diffraction Facility

X-Ray diffraction facility in the chemistry department of the ICT operates two X-ray diffraction machines for monocrystals. The diffractometers are equipped to collect data at low temperature (liquid N2 or He). Two permanent staff are in charge of mounting the crystals, collecting the data, and solving the structures on organic as well as organometallic compounds. Sensitive species are also handled.

In addition, the ICT operates one X-ray diffraction machine for powders. This machine is located at the LCC. This machine allows collecting data in reflexion mode on non air sensitive samples, at variable temperatures (-90 to +450°C), but also on air sensitive samples (capillary tubes). The studies allow the identification of the phase, the cell parameters, structure resolution using Rietveld method, variable temperature quantitative analyses.



A 4 cycles diffractometer Bruker Quazar equipped with :

  • one microSource type IμS with Mo anticathode
  • APEX II detector
  • Low temperature apparatus (liquid N2 Cryostream 700 Oxford Cryosystems) allowing mesures between 80K and 400K.

Bruker Quazar


A 4 Cycles Bruker diffractometer D8-Venture equipped with :

  • A double source (a microsource type IμS with Cu anticathode and a sealed Mo source with a monochromator Triumph)
  • A new generation detector Photon 100 with CMOS sensor.
  • Low temperature apparatus (liquid N2 Cryostream 700Plus Oxford Cryosystems) allowing mesures between 80K and 500K

 Bruker D8 Venture


 Powder Diffraction Panalytical MPDPro :

  • theta/theta multi-configurations (transmission, reflexion).
  • Variable temperature apparatus
  • Fast linear detector