The X-ray Crystallography Laboratory of the Department
of Chemistry and Biochemistry conducts characterizations by X-ray
diffraction of small-molecule organic or inorganic single crystals
submitted primarily by the Department. As
an extension service, the facility also accepts sample submissions from
other departments of the University,
and from local, national, and international collaborators of academe and
industry. The facility also serves as an ancillary graduate research
laboratory for selected graduate students pursuing studies in inorganic
chemistry leading to a doctorate degree.
Currently, structural studies are performed on a APEX Bruker-AXS CCD X-ray
diffractometer equipped with an monocap collimator. Data
are collected typically at 120K. Structures are solved with SHELXTL
software. Typical turn-around times under average conditions,
from start of data-collection to completely refined structure, range from a
few hours to a day.
Completed structures can be accessed through the web. To register for
the secure web server, please send an email message with an account name
and password. The Tirith
Webfileserver page is compatible with latest versions of Internet Explorer, Safari and Netscape.
submission form (pdf) suitable for accompanying information for
Guide to crystal growing by Prof. Paul D. Boyle,
North Carolina State University:
mirrored with his permission or at his site.
X-ray Safety Training Course required by Delaware State law.
Essentials for understanding Crystallography or Crystallography
101 by Prof. Bernhard Rupp, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Read the Delaware
Radiation Control Regulations.
to the department.
map: The X-ray Crystallography Laboratory is located at Drake Hall
and the office is in Brown Laboratory on the Green. Visitor parking is on
lot 41 in the Visitors' Center across South College Avenue from Morrison
Dr. Glenn P. A. Yap
236 Brown Laboratory
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
office telephone: 302-831-4441
laboratory telephone: 302-831-4345