X-Ray Crystallography Facilities Core

Access and Consultation: Dr. Zheng Wei, 442-4428, zwei@albany.edu

Major Equipment

Bruker D8 Advance X-ray powder diffractometer equipped with a Göbel mirror and a Super Speed Linxeye positional detector.

Bruker D8 Venture Single crystal X-ray diffractometer with Regular Mo radiation, IµS microfocus Cu radiation and PHOTON 100 CMOS detector (90 – 400 K work range).

The additional details about the newly purchased Bruker D8 Venture Single crystal X-ray diffractometer can be found here

Facility Description

X-ray Crystallography facility core is to provide investigators state-of-the-art equipment and resources for crystallographic analysis of their target small inorganic or organic molecules as well as quality check and initial data collection of macromolecular crystals. The core facility offers and operates as a full service core by performing X-ray diffraction data collection processing, phasing, crystallographic refinement, model building, and visualization. The structural data obtained by the core will provide scientists with a wealth of information, such as molecular geometry, coordination environment and intermolecular interactions. Besides, the facility core also provides crystal growth consultation and assistance for crystal structure publication and deposition.