X-ray Crystallography


The X-ray crystallography laboratory in the Department of Chemistry, Sheffield is both a user and service facility. We are equipped with three single crystal and two powder diffractometers.

The X-ray crystallography service offers a complete service for the collection, structure solution and analysis of samples as well as producing publication ready graphical outputs and reports for small molecules.

The facility has three main aims:

  • To provide training and support for researchers studying crystallography in the Department of Chemistry
  • To provide an analytical service for the University of Sheffield
  • To provide an expert service to other academic institutions as well as commercial clients

Closeup of Venture goniometer and detector

Single crystal data collections can be undertaken over a wide range of temperatures from 28 K to 500 K. 

We can also offer advice on crystallisation techniques to get the best quality samples for your research.

Lab and instruments

The X-ray crystallography suite is located in H03 in the top of the North Wing of the Dainton Building.

Contact: Dr Craig C. Robertson, craig.robertson@sheffield.ac.uk