XRD Laboratory

Powder X-ray Diffraction

The Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Laboratory consists of one instrument: a Bruker D8 Advance diffractometer equipped with a sealed-tube copper X-ray source.  The instrument can be optionally configured for variable temperature studies, from room temperature to 1,100 °C.

The XRD Lab is located in room E4-10 of the Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre. Please note that the instrument belongs to Prof. Arthur Mar's research group and is available to department members. To arrange access and training, please follow these instructions.  If you run into difficulties, please contact Dr. Michael Ferguson. For researchers external to the Department of Chemistry, please contact Prof. Mar to discuss arrangements for data collection and/or analysis.


Please note that only authorized users are able to book time on the diffractometer.  To reserve the instrument, log in to your Apps@UAlberta account and add a new event in the chemxrd@ualberta.ca calendar.