EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service (NCS)

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Location of Facility

The University of Southampton and Diamond Light Source

Capabilities and services provided

The National Crystallography Service offers both data collection only and full structure analysis services for single crystal x-ray diffraction. Data can be collected on samples as small as 10x10x10µm. The service also offers advanced technique work with charge density, high pressure, variable temperature and gas cell studies possible. Seamless access to DLS is provided for samples requiring synchrotron facilities. The service is free at the point of access for UK academics and is also available at competitive rates for commercial customers.

The service also runs a series of workshops for both specialists and non-specialists.

Contact for access

Calls for ongoing access are every six months but small allocations can be made between these through our rapid access scheme.

Research Areas aligned to facility