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Durham University

X-ray Science


XRDur, launched in 2009, is a University approved research centre which operates across various areas of science which are reliant on X-ray techniques. Our members are drawn from the Departments of Chemistry, Earth Science, Biological and Biomedical Science, Physics and Archaeology. We have interests in many areas of X-ray science including diffraction, trace element analysis, reflectometry, tomography, photoemission, small-angle scattering and EXAFS. These techniques are applied to research areas ranging from protein crystallography to condensed matter physics. 

Services provided within the Durham X-ray Centre

Generate 3D images and volumes of your object non-destructively.

Measure lattice parameters and determine the space-group of your crystal.

Find the alignment of crystals or track lattice parameters through phase transitions

Find the structure of your protein crystal through x-ray diffraction

Determined the structures of constituents in your powder.

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Contact Details

Prof. Peter Hatton
Department of Physics
Durham University
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE