Shared Equipment|Material Solutions Center, Tohoku University(MaSC)

Tohoku University Material Solutions Center (MaSC) is a cooperative base between industry, academics and government that has been set up in a joint effort by Tohoku University and its Institute for Materials Research, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advance Metals, and Institute of Fluid Science and uses grants for facilities expenses from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Shared Equipment

A Multipurpose X-ray Diffraction System for Materials Science
   (SmartLab 3G/VariMax DW with IP)
  構造解析システム(結晶等)リガク製 多目的X線結晶構造解析システム Full automatic horizontal multi-purpose X-ray diffraction apparatus Micro-crystal structure analysis apparatus


  1 Full automatic horizontal multi-purpose X-ray diffraction apparatus
2Micro-crystal structure analysis apparatus
X-ray crystallography is a method of determining the arrangement of atoms within a crystal. A beam of X-rays strikes a crystal and diffracts into many beams in specific directions. The angles and intensities of these diffracted beams, make it possible to produce a three-dimensional picture of the electron density within the crystal. From this, it is possible to locate the positions of the atoms and determine the structure of the molecule or molecules within the crystal.
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