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X-Ray Diffractometer

XRD

We use a Bruker X-Ray Diffractometer for precise determination of crystal structure

Bruker D8 Discovery X-Ray Diffractometer

Technical Specifications:
  • Primary optics: single bounce Goebel mirror, double bounce Ge (220) asymmetric channel cut crystal, or Goebel mirror only (w/ automatic attenuator).
  • Secondary optics: Standard point detector with automatic anti scatter slits or a 1D LynxEye detector allowing for fast 2theta scans.
  • Typical applications: X-ray reflectivity, Reciprocal space maps (RSM), powder scans
  • Software: EVA, TOPAS, LEPTOS.

Bruker Powder Diffractometer

Technical Specifications:
  • Primary Optics: Standard configuration is a copper tube. Can be switched to a Mo Tube.
  • Secondary optics: Energy selective position sensitive LynxEye detector allowing for suppression of Kβ and background florescence without reducing intensity
  • Typical Applications: Powder scans
  • Software: EVA, TOPAS, LEPTOS

Contact for our XRD System

  • Dr. David Caffrey
    CRANN, 2.24
    E-mail: dcaffrey@tcd.ie
    Phone: +353 (0) 896 3808
  • Dr. Daragh Mullarkey
    CRANN, 2.24
    E-mail: mullarkd@tcd.ie
    Phone: +353 (0) 896 3808