Saint Petersburg State University
Research Centre for X-ray Diffraction Studies
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.
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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.
Scientific group of the Chair of crystallography headed by prof. Oleg Sydra received a new type of nanotubes. Its structure contains unique uranyl sulfate [(UO2)6(SO4)10]8− nanotubules templated by protonated N-phenylglycine (C6H5NH2CH2COOH)+. Their internal diameter is 1.4 nm.The results of the research, supported by the Russian Science Foundation, are published in the journal Nanomaterials http://www.mdpi.com/2079-4991/8/4/216.