CBC XRD Facility

  
Overview of Services

The X-ray diffraction (XRD) Facility of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry performs, on a fee-for-service basis, XRD measurements and data interpretation for single crystal, powder, and thin film samples by request for all University of Arizona research groups and external customers. The XRD Facility can resolve the structure of small molecules using the single crystal (SC) XRD, determine the composition of polycrystalline powder samples using the powder XRD, and measure structural characteristics (e.g., thickness, crystallinity) of thin film samples by using powder XRD and X-ray reflectometry (XRR). Two XRD instruments are available: the Bruker Kappa Apex II Duo SC XRD instrument equipped with molybdenum- and copper-anode X-ray sources and the Panalytical X'Pert Pro MPD powder XRD instrument based on the copper-anode X-ray source. The available options for the Panalytical X’Pert XRD instrument including sample stages, incident beam optics, and detectors allow theta-2theta, rocking curve, grazing incidence, and reflectivity measurements.

Leadership

Dr. Andrei Astachkine (Astashkin)
Staff Scientist
520-621-9968

andrei@arizona.edu

Brooke Beam Massani, Ph.D.|Director of RSS
bbeam@arizona.edu.520-621-3395

Jennifer Rascon | Coordinator, Budget and Finance
jrascon1@arizona.edu | 520-626-7722

Katrina Alderete | Office Specialist, Senior
kealderete@arizona.edu | 520-621-5447

 

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

Mon- Fri/ 8 am - 5 pm

     XRD: CSB room 117

Links and Resources

  1. CBC link to XRD Facility
  2. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Andrei Astachkine (Astashkin)
Staff Scientist
 
520-621-9968
 
andrei@arizona.edu
 
Chemical Science Building,Tucson, AZ 85719
 

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