Welcome to the X-ray Diffraction Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A & M University. We are a full service X-ray Diffraction laboratory offering state of the art instrumentation for the analysis of solid materials. Our services include single-crystal and powder diffraction for Chemistry, Material Sciences and Pharmaceuticals. We are staffed by trained Ph.D. scientists who employ the most up to date diffraction and X-ray techniques. Please feel free to contact us about your diffraction needs.

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News ... 4/17/2024
On-site X-ray Training for Powder X-ray Diffraction, May 1, 10:00am room 2408.
(Complete On-line X-ray safety training before attending on-site training)


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Laboratory Services

  • Single-Crystal and X-ray Powder Diffractometery

  • High Resolution and Two-Dimensional X-ray Powder Diffractometery

  • Molecular Structure Solution from single-crystal or powdered materials

  • Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis

  • Micro-Powder Diffraction

  • Ultra-low temperature single-crystal diffraction

  • Polymorph and crystalline state Identification Powder Pattern comparisons

  • Identification of unknown materials by X-ray powder pattern search and match routines


Our Mission
The purpose of our laboratory is to provide X-ray diffraction analysis to the Texas A & M University system and to educate our students in the science of Crystallography. Our main focus is to determine molecular structure from single-crystal samples and to perform high resolution X-ray powder diffraction. We provide services to outside users. We are a full service facility, able to determine the three dimensional structure of molecules and solids, from single crystal samples. We can determine various structural types from small inorganic solids to small macromolecules