Center for Material Characterization

Chemistry Facility


Room 582



Analytical services provided using x-ray diffraction.


Manager and Lecturer: Dr. Richard J. Staples

Welcome to the Center for Material characterization. Formed in September of 2010, to support the research endeavors at Michigan State University, particularity in the area of material research, the Center currently focuses on routine powder diffraction studies of materials. Funds for the new instrumentation were provided by the Department of Chemistry,The Dean's Office and from CORE-CM ( "Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials" ).

Please check out the links and information within these pages and I hope that they provide a useful tool to discover the great advantages that X-ray diffraction can have on the research performed here at Michigan State University.


The Bruker Davinci Diffractometer in room 582. We have different stages available for use on this instrument. The two most popular are the wide ragne MRI unit for temperature studies and the high temperature capillary stage.
















MRI TEMPERATURE STAGE FOR Powder Diffractometer "TC-Wide Range" The TC-Wide Range is a high temperature vacuum chamber designed for and operational temperature range from -190C up to +450C when used with liquid nitrogen. If the cooling head is removed from the chamber and the PtRh-heater band is used stand alone the chamber has an operational temperature range from room temperature up to 1600C. The sample environment can be vacuum or an air. The 12mm wide Kapton X-ray window ranges from 10 up to 190 in 2Theta. The water cooled front lid with sample observing window can be mounted and removed without tools.

JOHANSSON Monochromator: Special model for Johansson Ka1 Monochromator Optics for single wavelength generation for collection of only Ka1 Note: This requires configuration change that is considered non-routine.

CAPILLARY SAMPLE STAGE Sample changer equipped with a goniometer head for measurement of capillary samples, includes standard goniometer head (64 mm). A synchronous drive enables rotation of the sample during measurement. Alignment of the sample is done using the alignment microscope which is to be fixed to the outer goniometer circle.

CAPILLARY HEATING SAMPLE STAGE Sample changer equipped with a goniometer head for measurement of capillary samples, includes standard goniometer head (64 mm). A synchronous drive enables rotation of the sample during measurement. Alignment of the sample is done using the alignment microscope which is to be fixed to the outer goniometer circle.

Radiation Special Glass Borosilicate Glass Quartz Glass
CuK Radiation 110.0 71.0 75.8
MoK Radiation 11.9 7.35 8.2
Special Glass Borosilicate Glass Quartz Glass
708 C 815 C 1730 C

CALENDARS


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Reservations: XRD Powder Diffractometer in Rm 582

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Location:
Single Crystal Instrument: Chem 434
Davinci Powder Instrument: Chem 582
Office: Chem 418A

Comments regarding these home pages should be sent to staples@Chemistry.MSU.edu