RECX - Norwegian REsource Centre X-rays
The X-ray diffraction laboratory at The Department of Chemistry is part of the Norwegian National Resource Centre for X-ray Diffraction and Scattering (RECX). The centre coordinates the leading X-ray laboratories at UiO and NTNU.
Booking and prices
Prices: upon request of facility manager
Booking: LIMS booking system
- Chromium source powder XRD
- High resolution powder diffraction – RECX1
- Image Plate Diffractometer
- Low temperature powder XRD
- Multi Purpose Powder X-ray Diffraction – RECX2
- Routine Powder Diffraction – RECX-DIFF5
- Single crystal diffraction (Apex) – RECX4/Apex
- Single crystal X-ray diffraction (dual source) – RECX4
- Small Angle Scattering – RECX5/SAXS
- Thin Film XRD – RECX3
- Transmission powder XRD
Description of services:
- identify and categorise solid crystalline materials
- determine the structures of new molecules and materials
- study how structures change as we modify them chemically
- measure the thickness and composition of nanometre-thick films (e.g. in microelectronic devices)
- see how the atomic structures of functional materials change under real working conditions
- accesses the nanoscale allowing us
- to watch the organization of polymer micelles
- to watch proteins in real time
- to study the nucleation of nanoparticles and Crystals.
A key rationale is to achieve two complementary modes of operation, both providing the research community with state-of-the-art X-ray facilities; one focusing on regular and advanced analysis based on cutting-edge commercial systems, a second focusing on flexible and modular set-ups to tailor a range of sophisticated experiments.
The Centre holds national expertise to develop experimental methods at the scientific frontline. RECX will act as a scientific hub, fully accessible for users in universities, colleges, research institutes, industry and public sector. All these categories use existing facilities at UiO and NTNU.