The facility is a major shared laboratory with three diffractometers that provide an extensive range of wide angle diffraction capability. The Bruker system with a Hi-Star 2-D area detector is used for rapid sample screening, phase identification and texture analysis. The PANalytical X'Pert Pro MRD is optimized for high resolution and thin film reflectometry. The Stoe Stadi P system with high temperature furnaces is used for powder diffraction. A fourth instrument, a Rigaku S-MAX 3000 has added small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) capabilities.
Lab Manager: Dr. Donald Savage