Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SC-XRD) Webinar

Should I Lick My Crystal?

Mineral identification in 5 minutes.

The idea for this webinar was born when Michael caught two application scientists speculating about the type of mineral that had just been purchased at a mineral show. When one of the scientists was about to lick the crystal, Michael intervened and offered to identify the mineral within five minutes using single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods.

This 45-minute webinar showcases and explains in detail the methods that were used for successful identification. Bruce and Michael will demonstrate how to use the Fast Scan for rapid characterization, explain data scaling including a Fast Scan, talk about the use of The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database and finally solve and refine the structure.


Dr. Michael Ruf

SC-XRD Senior Manager, Bruker AXS

Bruce C. Noll, PhD

Senior Applications Scientist X-ray Crystallography Bruker AXS Inc. Madison, WI USA