Department of Chemistry




Chemistry Department X-Ray Diffraction Facility Web Page

The Chemistry Department X-Ray Diffraction Facility is equipped with a Bruker X8 Prospector Ultra with a Copper micro-focus X-ray source and a Bruker Smart Apex CCD diffractometer (sealed-tube Mo radiation) which is controlled via Bruker Smart software.  Data can be collected at nitrogen-cooled temperatures as low as 90K. Over 2200 new structures of organic, organometallic, and inorganic compounds have been determined in our lab.

Most of our work involves Departmental samples but we are engaged in several outside collaborations involving researchers from other universities and industrial companies. Our computers also host various software programs for solving, refining, and viewing crystal structures and also provide access to the Cambridge Structural Database.


Dr. Steven Geib - Director, X-Ray Crystallography Facility
Phone: 412-624-1131
Office: 450 Chevron (Chemcal instrumentation Center)