of a Bruker SMART
100 C was made possible through the generosity of the Welch Foundation
and Rice University.
- The facility is available to serve universities
and colleges throughout the state of Texas, including but not limited to Austin
College, Midwestern State University, Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas A & M at Commerce,
Texas Tech, Texas Women's University, Trinity University, UNT, UTA, UTD, and
UTEP. Expansion of the number of schools served by the facility is an ongoing
- User Groups
- A primary group of users are research
oriented faculty, post doctoral fellows, and graduate
- The Rice instrument can enhance the use
of crystallography in many research programs by enabling data
collection on samples that are too small, weak, or unstable.
This category includes chemists at Texas Tech, TCU, SMU, UTEP,
- For scientists who have had regular
access to X-ray capabilities, the Rice facility can be the
primary source of data. Users in this group include UNT and
- A third group of users consists of
scientists who have not previously had ready access to
crystallographic facilities. This group includes users at TWU,
Trinity University, Midwestern State University, and several
other Texas educational institutions.
- Another group includes educational users at
the undergraduate level.
- The instrument is also available for
- The Bruker SMART 1000 CCD System allows rapid collection
of data on crystals that were previously considered to be too small or of
very poor quality. The speed of data collection is dramatically increased,
with data collection averaging six hours.
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