X-Ray Diffraction Facility

The Department of Chemistry’s X-Ray Diffraction Facility is run by Principal Research Scientist, Dr. Peter Mueller. The Diffraction Facility is equipped with three modern and versatile Bruker diffractometers that facilitate collection of complete and highly redundant datasets in any given Laue class.  These diffractometers are coupled to extraordinarily sensitive Bruker APEX and APEX2 CCD detectors that give rise to high-resolution data even on very small crystals (down to 10μm).  Modern low-temperature devices from Oxford Cryosystems, covering a temperature range from 90 to 500K, complete our setup.  The X-ray Diffraction Facility offers full single crystal X-ray structure determination at two wavelengths (Cu or Mo), including the determination of absolute configuration of chiral molecules from anomalous scattering.

Department of Chemistry X-Ray Diffraction Facility
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-1884
Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 9:00AM. to 4:00PM.
Feel free to drop by any time, or reach out to make an appointment.
If you are not MIT faculty, student, or staff, but wish to use the X-Facility, click here for application.
Click here to vist the facility.