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Department receives NSF MRI for new X-ray diffractometer

The Department of Chemistry has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation Program for the purchase of a new X-ray diffractometer. The diffractometer will be housed in UVa’s Nanoscale Materials Characterization Facility and will be maintained by the Department of Chemistry. The new instrument, which will combine molybdenum and copper X-ray sources with a highly accurate goniometer, will serve a wide range of research groups including those that are focused on chemical synthesis and/or catalysis, working on structures of large biological macromolecules or that have efforts in materials science. Drs. Mura, Sabat and Gunnoe authored the proposal.