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ERIC Number: EJ920491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Bruker SMART X2S Benchtop System: A Means to Making X-Ray Crystallography More Mainstream in the Undergraduate Laboratory
Guzei, Ilia A.; Hill, Nicholas J.; Zakai, Uzma I.
Journal of Chemical Education, v87 n11 p1257-1259 Nov 2010
Bruker SMART X2S is a portable benchtop diffractometer that requires only a 110 V outlet to operate. The instrument operation is intuitive and facile with an automation layer governing the workflow from behind the scenes. The user participation is minimal. At the end of an experiment, the instrument attempts to solve the structure automatically; however, the user can process the data manually if desired. On the basis of our examination of 19 samples, the Bruker SMART X2S yields publishable quality data and is ideally suited for undergraduate laboratories because of the ease of use and low maintenance. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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