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Molecular Structure Laboratory

Univerisity of Wisconsin-Madison | Department of Chemistry

Updated: February 12, 2015


The X-ray laboratory provides access to state-of-the-art single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction facilities and offers professional crystallographic advice and services to the members of the Department of Chemistry as well as to the external members of the scientific community.

Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition - 2015


The second state-wide crystal growing competition will take place in Wisconsin in March-May 2014. All Wisconsin high-school students and home-schooled youths are eligible. Register now!

Powder Diffraction


Instrument: Bruker D8 Advance (Installed in August 2012).

Trained users use the calendar page to sign up for instrument time in accordance with our instrument use policies.

All users are required to pass the Radiation Safety Training (Radiation Safety 106).

To become a trained user contact the lab director.

Single-crystal diffraction

Instrument 1: Bruker Smart Quazar with an APEX2 detector and a Mo microsource (installed in December 2009).

Instrument 2: Bruker Smart with an APEX2 detector and Cu conventional tube source.

Sample submission form

Notes on OLEX2 and OLEX2 cheat sheet


ReciprocalNet - the in-house database

Cambridge Structural Database

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