Welcome to the Center of X-ray diffraction studies at the Research park of St.Petersburg State University

The Center of X-ray diffraction studies at the Research park of St.Petersburg State University (XRD Center SPbU) provides scientific, methodological and practical support of material research work utilizing XRD techniques. The center provides the wide range of methods; it is equipped with the leading-edge analytical instruments which makes it a unique research laboratory in Russian Federation. We work in various fields of materials research, solid state physics and chemistry and other fields related to development of advanced materials, including biologically active systems, drugs, and nano-scale functional materials.

Presentations and Booklet are available in the About us section.

To get access to our resources please fill in the APPLICATION FORM (currently in Russian only) or write us an E-mail to xrd@spbu.ru

X-ray diffraction is the scattering of X-rays by crystals (or molecules in liquids and gases), during which the secondary deflected beam of the same wavelength appear from the primary radiation beam, resulting from the interaction of primary X-rays and electrons of the substance. The direction and intensity of the secondary beams depend on the structure of the scattering object.


Current affairs

A unique X-ray diffractometer Rigaku XtaLAB Synergy-S, manufactured by the world's leading manufacturer - Rigaku Oxford Diffraction, has been put into operation at the resource center "X-ray diffraction research methods" of the Science Park of St. Petersburg State University. Its uniqueness lies in the use of a specially designed high-stability sharp-focus X-ray source PhotonJet-S, a new high-speed direct-action detector HyPix-6000HE, and two systems for stabilizing the temperature of the sample under study. The first, well-known Oxford Cryostream 800 system, will allow us to conduct research at temperatures from 80 to 500 K, and the second, a unique system manufactured by FMB Oxford, allows us to study the behavior of the crystal structure at temperatures from 100 to 1000 ° C.
Thus, SPbU scientists were able to conduct research on both inorganic and organic compounds at a fundamentally new level and obtain results in a significantly shorter time.

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