The laboratory is equipped with room temperature powder X-Ray diffractometers (Siemens D5000 and Bruker D8, CuKα1). The D8 diffractometer includes a SOLX detector that discriminates the energy of the diffracted beam. Thus, fluorescence is not recorded.
In addition, the laboratory owns updated crystallographic databases (ICDD-PDF) for phase identification. The related activities concern all the crystallographic studies from phase identification up to powder structure determination.