X-Ray Diffraction Service

Structural analysis based on single crystal X-ray diffraction is the most powerful technique for the determination of molecular and solid state structure, and for the characterisation of molecular geometry and intermolecular interactions.

The X-Ray Diffraction Service (SDRX) provides infrastructure for structural analysis using single crystal samples above 10-20 microns. Measurements can be performed at low temperatures (range 300-27 K) to improve chemical or crystalline sample stability, or to reduce structural problems associated with disorder situations. The availability of radiation sources with different wavelengths (Copper, Molybdenum or Silver) ensures the optimisation of data acquisition for any type of organic, inorganic or mixed material.

The Service is able to perform both the proper measurement by expert technical staff in optimal conditions, and the subsequent processing of data to get the detailed description of the molecular structure. When the sample characteristics do not allow a proper intensity measurement, the Service could provide technical assistance to carry out data collection on synchrotron radiation sources.

The Service also offers the possibility to carry out crystalline symmetry studies, unit cell parameters determination or the identification of known substances by comparison with structural databases (ICSD or CSD).


Phone: +34 976 76 22 89

Postal address

Centro de Química y Materiales de Aragón
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Zaragoza
C/ Pedro Cerbuna, 12
50009 Zaragoza


Fernando J. Lahoz

Technical Staff

Pilar García Orduña



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