School of GeoSciences

X-Ray Diffraction Facility

The facility supports in-house research, as well as academic and commercial services in X-ray diffraction analysis for qualitative or quantitative mineralogical analysis of crystalline material.

The X-Ray Diffraction Facility  is located within the School of GeoSciences, at the University of Edinburgh.  

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a technique that provides detailed information about the crystallographic structure, chemical composition, and physical properties of materials.  A primary use of XRD analysis is the identification of materials based on their diffraction pattern.  

Our facility includes a state of the art Bruker D8 Advance with Sol-X Energy Dispersive detector for testing and analysis.

Contact the X-Ray Diffraction Facility

Contact details and information on access to the X-Ray Diffraction Facility for staff, students and visitors.

Equipment and software

Technical information for users of the facility including the Bruker D8 Advance with Sol-X Energy Dispersive detector, associated analysis software and support equipment.

Small Research Facility (SRF)

Our X-Ray Diffraction Facility is operated as a Small Research Facility (SRF).

A Small Research Facility (SRF) is a facility or service provided by the School and used for research and teaching.  They are also available for use by the wider community such as external academic or commercial use.  Our SRF's are available for hire or on a consultancy basis.  These charges are recognised by grant funders and can therefore form part of a grant submission.

Explore our Small Research Facilities (SRF)