Wednesday, March 23, 2016

X-ray Status

Working Status of X-ray diffractometers 
No entry after business hours unless you have i-Card access.  
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., just walk in.

Samples in queue:  0 (updated once a day)

Single crystal diffraction instrumentation
  • D8 Kappa APEXII - DOWN; Mo Kα radiation.The APEX suffered from a serious electrical fault. The return to service date is dependent on the arrival date of replacement parts and successful retest after repairs have been made.

  • DUO - OK; Mo/Cu Kα radiation.

  •  Rigaku MiniFlex - OK
  • Powder Samples in queue for DUO: 0
  • Multi-sample changer with sample spinner is now installed. Please make sure you are re-trained on how to use the instrument with the new accessory. 
  • Variable temperature stage is now available for temperatures from room temperature up to 150 degrees Celsius (possibly 200 degrees; hasn't been tested that high)