Basic Chemical Crystallography
Basic Chemical Crystallography
Application Training

Basic Chemical Crystallography

in Karlsruhe/Germany


This course is designed for new users of the Bruker D8 QUEST or D8 VENTURE systems for X-ray crystal structure determination (chemical crystallography). The course includes instruction and lab time. The training is in English, so participants should have strong English skills.

This course covers the following:

  • Introduction to single crystal diffraction (crystal systems, space groups, X-ray diffraction theory)
  • Overview of instrument hardware and software
  • Techniques for selection and mounting of specimens for X-ray analysis
  • Discussion of data collection techniques and strategies
  • Hands-on use of a Bruker D8 series system for routine structure determinations
  • Instruction and practice with APEX4 software package, including
  • Data integration and analysis techniques using APEX4
  • Structure determination and refinement - use of SHELXTL software package
  • Use of Cambridge Crystallographic Database
  • preparation of final reports, tables, diagrams and CIF files
  • Students are encouraged to bring his/her own samples and problem data

There are no trainings at this moment, please check back later.


Further Information




Class size

Training should not precede the installation of the system concerned.

Class sizes are limited, so that each participant receives individual attention and participates in all hands-on activities. Early registration is encouraged as registrations are accepted on a first-come/first-served basis.

Attendance fee

For courses taking place at our Karlsruhe facility, the course price includes course materials, lunch, and refreshments. Travel and accommodation are not included.

For remote courses, the fee includes 1 hour of remote follow-up support (to be used within 1 month after completion of the course).


Registrations cancelled within 10 working days prior to the start of the course are subject to a cancellation fee of 30 %. Registered persons not attending the course without having given prior notice will be fully charged. We reserve the right to cancel a course if there are less than three registrants by the registration deadline.


For further information about the course content, please contact:

Tobias Stürzer
Application Scientist SC-XRD

For information about price, registration, or other questions:

Evi Breitinger

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