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User support

  • Kristin (lab engineer, contact info) is currently working 80%.
  • Normal support time will be 9:30-16:00 on most working days (if I'm not occupied with meetings etc.),
  • Lab engineer absence / events will be marked in XRD-lab-calendar.

XRD training

  • The instrument training courses will be listed on Læringsportalen (where you can register yourself for the a training held at a time that suits you - when your sample is ready or nearly ready). If you are external to NTNU, and the link above doesn't work, just send me an email: Contact info
  • NEW INFO (18.09.2018): upcoming trainings will be given on the D8-Focus since the DaVinci1-diffractometer is up to capacity. If you are sure your measurements can only be done on DaVinci1, please send me an email with a good reason (like Co-containing samples).

The year in the XRD-lab

Autumn:

September - November: Many new users are coming during this period and we arrange instrument trainings for new users almost every week, or even more often if necessary.

Mid-October - November: TOPAS Workshops will be arranged. The TOPAS Workshop assumes some basic knowledge of diffraction, for example TMT4130/TMT4166 or the FACET crash course.

Click on the link to register if you think you need the course (ask your supervisor or me in in doubt about relevance): Topas Workshop, (or send me an email if you can't get access).


Winter:

December - January: Reduced service levels in the XRD-lab over the Christmas holiday period, thereafter possibly reduced service due to maintenance and upkeep.


Spring:

February-May: XRD-lab running as normal, instrument trainings are arranged approximately every fortnight

Late May - Early June: Instrument service period if necessary

Late May - Early June: Topas Workshop will be arranged if sufficient demand, fill in this form if you are interested (or send me an email if you can't get access).


Summer:

Mid June - mid-August: reduced service levels in the XRD-lab. This is because of holiday / needed time for maintenance and upkeep. That means that only people that are already trained and have access can use the lab (i.e. no new trainings).

Prices for using the XRD-lab, valid for 2018

  

Regular Projects

(bidragspriser)

Commissioned Projects

(oppdragspriser) - please ask for a quote

Per hourPrice for using the diffractometers233 
Per dayPrice for using the diffractometers2098 
Per hourTechnical Support528 
Per dayPrice for using the Non-ambient system2098 
One-time FeeStart-up training (in groups)176 

 

Instruments in the K2-XRD-lab:

Name of equipmentLink to more information
Routine Powder Diffractometer (DaVinci1)DaVinci1
9-position sample holder powder diffractometer (D8 Focus)D8 Focus
Siemens D5005 with monochromator (A-unit)A-unit
Multipurpose Powder X-ray diffractometer (DaVinci2)DaVinci2
Non-ambient X-ray diffractometer (D8 Advance)D8 Advance

Training procedures

For the start-up training, you will be put in small groups of 3-5 participants. In quiet times of the year (December to August), this means that you might have to wait up to a few weeks for the group to fill up. In the period September-November, there will normally be at least one training per week. We recommend that you have your samples ready - or nearly ready - at the time of the the training. Then it is easier for us to tailor the training for your specific type of samples, in addition to you being better able to remember the training until you next need to use the instrument on your own. At the start-up training, you will be trained on either DaVinci1 or D8-Focus (please let lab responsible know if you have any preferences on which one), and then you will be qualified to use that specific instrument. When you find out you need the XRD-training, please email lab responsible for being put on a waiting list for the relevant training.

If you have to cancel your training, then please notify the lab responsible at least one day in advance - otherwise your project will be charged for your training anyway.

Access to the lab will be given after the start-up training is completed.

Some of you might need to use other instruments than the one you had the start-up training on, and then you need to agree a time with lab responsible for specific instrument training. If you cannot wait for a few more participants and therefore are alone at the training, then you will need to pay the full price for technical support (see table above).

 

Booking and logging the use of the diffractometers

We are using the Booked Scheduler system for booking calendars and logging the measurement times: see information here: Booking/logging XRD-use.

 

After the measurements - understanding the data

Wiki page about data analysis and software

 

Relevant links:

XRD introduction from University of Cambridge

Wikipedia: Crystal structure

Generation of X-rays

 

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