X-Ray Techniques

X-Ray Techniques


• X-Ray Diffraction

X-Ray diffraction studies the geometry  or shape of a molecule by means of X-Ray. X-Ray diffraction techniques are based on the elastic scattering of X-Ray from structures that have long range order. The most comprehensive description of scattering from crystals is given by the dynamical theory of diffraction.


• Single-Crystal X-Ray


Single-crystal X-Ray diffraction is a non distractive analytical technique which provides detailed information about the internal lattice of crystalline substrates, including unit cell dimensions. Bond-lengths, bond-angels,  and details of site-ordering.

Directly related is a single-crystal refinement, where the data generated from the X-Ray analysis is interpreted and refined to obtain the crystal structure.