The Chemical Crystallography Laboratory (CCL) at Khalifa University is located in the Arzanah building, San Campus. The CCL offers powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and single crystal X-ray diffraction services for determining the crystal and molecular structures of small molecules and inorganic materials. The CCL has been established by KU to serve both the KU community and collaborating institutions requiring crystallographic support. There are no service fees for the crystallographic support we provide to external collaborators, however it is an expectation of our service that the resulting crystallographic data be published in a reputable Q1 journal. The CCL is the first crystallographic service laboratory in the UAE of its kind and is positioned to support the growth of materials chemistry research in the UAE.
The CCL is currently equipped with three Rigaku single crystal diffractometers including Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy-S diffractometers that use either Mo or Cu radiation. The laboratory is also equipped with a Rigaku XtaLAB mini II diffractometer as well as an Olympus SZX16 microscope. The CCL can also support PXRD experiments using either a PANalytical Empyrean powder diffractometer or the range of benchtop powder diffractometers available at KU.
The Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy-S diffractometer is equipped with a four-circle kappa-axis goniometer and HyPix-6000HE detector with an Oxford Cobra cooling system enabling a data collection temperature range of 80 – 400 K. It is equipped with a micro-focus source (using Cu Kα radiation). The combination of the high-flux sources and the detector's high sensitivity and low background noise enables rapid data collection on strong diffractors as well as the collection of data for very small crystals. This radiation is particularly suited to organic samples.
The Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy-S diffractometer is equipped with a four-circle kappa-axis goniometer and HyPix-6000HE detector with an Oxford Cobra cooling system enabling a data collection temperature range of 80 – 400 K. It is equipped with a micro-focus source to collect data on routine, well-diffracting samples (using Mo Kα radiation as well as small crystals. This radiation is particularly suited to inorganic samples.
The Rigaku XtaLAB mini II diffractometer is equipped with a two-axis goniometer with the fixed HyPix-Bantam detector with an Oxford Cobra system allowing for a data collection temperature range of 80 – 400 K.
For routine sample mounting, our facility has Olympus SZX16 microscopes equipped with transmitted light polarization optics and capable of collecting video or images with EPview software.
Temperature range of 80 - 400 K