X-ray Diffraction (XRD) laboratory

XRD is a spectroscopic technique where incident x-rays interact, then diffract with atoms in the crystal matrix of a material, and angles are measured to determine their structure.

The Bruker D8 ADVANCE has the ability to measure a range of sample types, from liquids to loose powders, from thin films to solid blocks. 

Different academic areas such as Forensic Science, Geography, Biology and Engineering use XRD to analyse materials such as metals, paints, polymers, drugs and thin films to determine different structural properties.


  • Bruker D8 Advance XRD
  • Autosampler for powder analysis
  • XYZ stage for GID (grazing incidence diffraction)

X-Ray Diffraction


Photo of X-ray Diffraction (XRD) laboratory


Opening Times

The instrument must be booked in advance.

Usual access times are Mon – Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Note – automated analysis overnight is possible.

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