Lab operation during the pandemic
The laboratory is fully operational. The status of the single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction laboratories may be checked here. Updated February 9, 2023.
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 external members of the scientific community. The laboratory actively participates in scientific research, crystallography education, and outreach activities.
The single-crystal laboratory is equipped to handle a broad range of organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds; stable, air-, moisture-, light-, and temperature-sensitive crystals, as well twinned crystals, very small crystals, and crystals that rapidly desolvate. The laboratory hosts two modern single-crystal X-ray diffractometers and two high-end microscopes.
The powder diffraction laboratory is home to a modern X-ray diffractometer operated by trained users.
The laboratory is part of the Paul Bender Chemistry Instrument Center at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
New single-crystal X-ray diffractomer
December 2019. A new state-of-the art single-crystal X-ray diffractometer has become operational. The Bruker D8 VENTURE Photon III four-circle diffractometer with a Cu Kα (λ = 1.54178 Å) radiation source is ideally suited for studies of organic molecules as well as small crystals in a 100–400 K temperature range.