The Crystallography Centre currently operates two X-ray diffractometers which are used in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as for chemical research.


Inel Equinox 6000 Powder X-Ray Diffractometer

The Equinox 6000 is a multi-purpose X-ray diffractometer designed specifically for high level research applications. The system utilizes a unique tall vertical goniometer in θ/θ or θ/2θ mode with an attached high precision Eulerian cradle. It is the perfect diffraction system for materials science including thin layer analysis, reflectometry, micro diffraction, residual stress analysis, texture measurements. Data is measured in “real time”, which present many advantages in kinetics experiments or combined analyses.

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XCalibur S Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer

Single-crystal X-ray diffraction is a non-destructive analytical technique which provides detailed information about the internal lattice of crystalline substances, including unit cell dimensions, bond-lengths, bond-angles, and details of site-ordering. Directly related is single-crystal refinement, where the data generated from the X-ray analysis is interpreted and refined to obtain the crystal structure.


  • Enhanced Mo source (3 kW)
  • 50kV, 40 mA, 2 kW (max. output)‌
  • Sapphire 2 CCDC Detector