Please Note: We do NOT have powder diffraction capabilities.
Small molecule structure service
Small molecule structure determination is offered to members of the Virginia Tech community, regional institutions, and industrial clients. If you are not part of the Virginia Tech Chemistry Department and have never used our facility, please contact Dr. Carla Slebodnick (540-231-1848) to discuss rates.
Our service includes:
Protein structure service
We have an in-house facility suitable for screening proteins prior to synchrotron data collection. For good-quality crystals we can collect entire datasets for structure solution in-house.
Collecting your own data
If you wish to collect your own data in the Crystallography Laboratory, please contact the staff member responsible for the instrument you wish to work on. VT students must also take the 5000 level crystallography courses to learn how to collect and process diffraction data. Students from other colleges and universities in Virginia can apply to join the crystallography workshop that we hold each summer.
Radiation Safety Examination
Before working in the Crystallography Laboratory, all users must pass the radiation safety examination of Virginia Tech. No exceptions will be considered under any circumstances. See the safety page of the Crystallography Laboratory for further details.