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.

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Booking and prices

Prices: Prices 2018

Booking: LIMS booking system


Contact information: 

Facility Manager: David Wragg
Location: Sem Sælands vei 26
0371 OSLO


  • Automated routine powder diffraction
  • High resolution powder diffraction – RECX1
  • Image Plate Diffractometer
  • Multi Purpose Powder X-ray Diffraction – RECX2
  • Routine Powder Diffraction – RECX-DIFF5
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction (dual source)  – RECX4
  • Small Angle Scattering – RECX5/SAXS
  • Thin Film XRD – RECX3

Description of services:

  • identify and categorise solid crystalline materials 
  • determine the structures of new molecules and materials 
  • study how structures change at the atomic and microscopic scale 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.

Detailed description of instruments and services

About the RECX project

RecX holds national expertise to develop experimental methods at the scientific frontline. RECX acts 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.



Published Mar. 25, 2019 10:29 AM - Last modified Feb. 18, 2020 12:27 PM