The Bruker D8 Venture PhotonIII four-circle diffractometer with Cu Kα (λ = 1.54178 Å) IµS radiation source equipped with an Oxford Cryosystems low temperature device model 700 (aka Larry) resides in room 2121 of the Shain tower. Check out the Larry webcam (university VPN connection required).
The photos show the instrument and a close-up of the enclosure.
This instrument is ideally suited for structural characterization of light-atom, organic, and chiral molecules and crystals of small size (think microns).
Most data acquisitions are conducted at 100 K, however experiments at other temperatures in the 90-400 K range are possible.
The size of the X-ray beam measures ~100 microns in diameter and requires precise crystal alignment.
This instrument was commissioned in December 2019.
Instrument training is conducted upon request.