LABORATORY FOR X-RAY ANALYSIS
PROJECT BG05M2OP001-1.001-0008 | NATIONAL CENTER OF MECHATRONICS AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
Manager: Prof. Boris Shivachev (IMC – BAS)
tell: 0887 447 229
The laboratory performs studies of the crystal structure of materials with different chemical composition and unit cell volume: salts, metals, minerals, semiconductors, various inorganic, organic, and biological molecules. The new D8VENTURE single crystal diffractometer is equipped to perform measurements at high pressure and temperature range between 80 and 400 K.
The laboratory performs X-ray phase and X-ray structural analysis of new and modified natural and synthetic materials.
We can provide the service from data collection, structure solution, structure refinement, to final CIF files for crystalline materials of both inorganic and organic samples: nonlinear optical materials, catalysts, new materials for electrochemistry (batteries, hydrogen cells, etc.), fertilizers, cements, waste products, sorbents, pharmaceuticals, etc.
The D8 VENTURE and accompanying APEX III software are optimized for the collection and processing of single crystal X-ray diffraction data for crystal structure determination. Both Cu and Mo X-ray sources are simultaneously equipped, ideal for both inorganic and organic samples with size of 0.1 to 0.5 mm. Oxford Cryosystems provides an opportunity for low temperature measurements (temperature range -190 to 150oC). The diamond anvil cell permits high pressure measurements up to 30 GPa.
A remote access to the devices in the laboratory is being developed.