X-Ray Diffraction Facility
Welcome to the new webpage of the X-ray Diffraction Facility at the Department of Chemistry of New York University. (You may click here to browse the old webpage.)
The X-Ray Diffraction Facility (XDF) is dedicated to materials identification and characterization through Single-crystal and Powder X-Ray Diffraction (SXRD and PXRD) analysis. Researchers may have analysis done by the facility specialist or perform the work by themselves after training (certain restrictions may apply to external users).
The Bruker AXS SMART APEXII Single Crystal Diffractometer was acquired through the support of the Molecular Design Institute in the Department of Chemistry at New York University. The Bruker AXS D8 DISCOVER GADDS X-Ray Microdiffractometer was acquired through the support of the National Science Foundation CRIF Program under Award Number CHE-0840277 and the NSF MRSEC Program under Award Number DMR-0820341.
ChemComm front cover: Oxidation of carbon monoxide in basic solution catalyzed by nickel cyano carbonyls under ambient conditions and the prototype of a CO-powered alkaline fuel cell.
Congratulations to Qi Jiang! He won the award for the best oral presentation in the NYU Diffraction Workshop 2014.
ChemComm inside front cover: [CoI(CN)2(CO)3]−, a new discovery from an 80-year-old reaction.
* The logo picture of the facility is a 3D procession picture at h0l layer from a monoclinic approximant of the Al-Co decagonal quasicrystal.
* The rotating molecule is B12H14O12 (1,12-Diaqua-2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11-decahydroxy-closo-dodecaborane) published in Inorg. Chem., 2004, 43, 3786. The animated picture is made by ChemOffice.