Research Facilities

X-Ray Diffraction & Solid-State Characterization Lab



The X-Ray Diffraction and Solid-State Characterization Lab provides access to instrumentation and services needed to characterize crystalline solid-state samples. The lab specializes in crystallography, single crystal x-ray diffraction, and powder x-ray diffraction. We use x-ray diffraction methods to solve structures of single crystals and to identify and characterize crystalline powder samples. The lab also provides access to TGA, DSC, FT-IR, and UV-VIS instruments and is extensively used by synthetic and materials scientists working at USF and other academic institutions and commercial entities.

Major Equipment and Instrumentation

  • Bruker D8 Venture Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Bruker D8 ADVANCE Powder X-Ray Diffractometer with DAVINCI Design
  • Bruker Smart Apex2 Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Thermogravimetric Analyzer
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • FT-IR Spectrometer
  • UV/VIS/NIR Spectrophotometer
  • ZEISS SteREO Discovery.V8 Microscope

Location and Contact Information

X-Ray Diffraction and Solid-State Characterization Lab Core Facility
Interdisciplinary Research Building
3720 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 211b
Tampa, FL 33612
E: Dr. Lukasz Wojtas
W: X-Ray Lab Core Facility