The MIT X-ray diffraction facility offers single crystal X-ray data collection, structure solution and refinement of small molecule structures (< 350 non-hydrogen Atoms). This includes the determination of the absolute configuration of chiral molecules from anomalous scattering.

The latest additions to our service canon are multipole refinement and charge density calculation. All charge density work requires exceptionally good, ultra-high resolution, low-temperature data and the absence of heavy elements in the crystal (up to Cl is fine, Fe should work with good data, Mo may work with luck and W will probably not work). If you think you have a crystal suitable for charge density and you want to give it a try, contact Peter Mueller.

Our Facility offers data collection to for-profit customers. For full structure determination services, please contact Dr. Peter Mueller directly.