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 3000 has  a unique large curved  detector which provides X-ray powder patterns relatively quickly. The monochromator uses an X-ray mirror.

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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 CCD Detector